A Sewickley man is accused of burglarizing a borough home twice to steal silverware he later pawned in Sewickley and Cranberry, police said.
Brian Ramoutar, 22, of Summerlawn Drive, is charged with two counts of burglary, two counts of theft, and one count each of receiving stolen property and possession of drug paraphernalia. A hearing was postp
Sewickley police arrested Ramoutar Saturday after officers received a tip that he burglarized a residence in the 900 block of Beaver Street and took several pieces of silver, police said.
Police said the victims realized their silver was missing while preparing for a dinner party and the victims confronted Ramoutar after hearing he may have been involved. Police said he admitted to stealing the silver.
Ramoutar agreed to be interviewed at the station. During a search of his bag, officers found two needles and a burnt spoon with residue, police said.
Police said Ramoutar admitted to the burglaries, telling police that he went to the home sometime in October when he thought no one was there, and knocked on the door to be sure. When no one answered, he walked in an unlocked door and stole a tea pot, two candle sticks and a handful of silverware.
Police said Ramoutar admitted to again burglarizing the home in November and taking a handful of silverware. He sold the stolen items to Treasure Hunt in Cranberry Township and Twice Treasured in Sewickley. Police said the stores are assisting with the investigation.
Police said he also admitted perusing Craigslist for ads of people wanting to buy silver and gold. Police received a search warrant for Ramoutar’s home where police found hundreds of empty stamp bags and several items with prices.
Ramoutar is free from Allegheny County Jail on $5,000 bond.