CRIME ALERT – Residential Burglaries – UPDATE – Warrant Issued

June 16, 2016 News

UPDATE – July 14, 2016 – Suspect Thomas Brown was arrested in Georgia.

UPDATE – June 27, 2016 – As a result of the ongoing investigations into three recent burglaries of unoccupied homes, Mt. Lebanon Police have obtained an arrest warrant for Thomas J. Brown (picture below).  Criminal charges against Brown include Burglary, Theft, Receiving Stolen Property and Criminal Mischief.  He is described as 34 yrs old, 5’11”, 190 lbs, with brown hair and blue eyes.  Brown most recently resided in the Brentwood area, however his current location is unknown.  If anyone has any information regarding his whereabouts or has contact with Brown, please contact 9-1-1 immediately.

Crime AlertPREVIOUS POST – MLPD is currently investigating three separate burglaries that have occurred over the past few weeks at unoccupied homes. Our Detectives are attempting to determine if these crimes may be related.

Another incident was reported earlier today where an unknown male approached a residence and rang the doorbell. When the female homeowner answered the door, the male claimed that his wife’s cell phone was stolen and that he had traced it to this residence. Eventually, the female’s adult sons joined her at the door and the male quickly left the area.

The suspect in today’s incident is described as a white male in his 20’s, with sandy brown hair, a brown beard, wearing a baseball hat, shorts & a t-shirt. This description provided is similar to a person of interest in the three burglaries currently under investigation.

Our investigation is also attempting to determine if there are any similarities to recent burglaries reported in Upper St. Clair and North Strabane Twp.

MLPD will be providing additional details as our investigation develops via our Website, Facebook and Twitter pages.

As always, we encourage our residents to call 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY if they observe anything or anyone suspicious in their neighborhood.

Also, when you are headed out of town, please remember to make your house as unattractive as possible to criminals. Communicate with a neighbor to keep an eye on your house, stop your mail & newspaper delivery, ensure packages are picked up or delivered elsewhere, install motion detection lights, etc.

Call our Crime Prevention Unit at 412-343-4068 for additional recommendations.

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