Allegheny County officers and are searching for a man responsible for several thefts in the business district over the weekend and Monday.
Sewickley Police Chief James Ersher said police have a photo of a man they believe is responsible for the crimes.
Police said the man went to several stores attempting to distract employees before stealing cash.
"He enters the stores, starts a conversation with the employee and waits for his opportunity to grab whatever he can and then leave the store," said Sewickley Police Sgt. Dave Mazza.
Video & Audio at 613 Beaver St. reported that $300 was taken from a bank pouch in a back office. On Monday, $900 was stolen from boutique on Beaver, and $150 from on Locust. Other businesses were targeted, but the suspect left empty-handed, police said.
“He went into a couple of stores where he didn’t take anything, just kind of scoping it out,” Ersher said.
The man is described as a white male, medium build, about 5-foot-10 with medium brown hair.
He was wearing tan pants and a light tan shirt when he went into Yankello’s, claiming to be interested in a television set, police said.
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