State College police investigating string of burglaries

From CDT staff reportsJanuary 2, 2014 

State College police are investigating a string of New Year’s Eve burglaries.

Police said Wednesday that sometime overnight Tuesday, a person or group of people stole several hundred dollars worth of money and electronics from two apartment complexes downtown.

Lt. Mark Argiro said the first report came at around 11 a.m. Tuesday.

He said a delivery driver was dropping off a package at 310 W. Nittany Ave. and noticed the door to a unit was open with no one inside.

Police discovered that another unit was broken into, but Argiro said it was unknown what was stolen from those apartments.

Later Tuesday afternoon, other phone calls came in about several apartment doors open at 307 Locust Lane.

Argiro said onsite maintenance noticed that at least six units were forced open. The residents reported that at least two televisions, an Xbox, video games and money were stolen.

Police are continuing to investigate and have no suspects. Argiro said police believe the two incidents are related.

“We think the same person or people ransacked the apartments,” he said. “We’re unsure of how many people were involved.”

Argiro said the tenants were not home at the time of the burglaries, but the residents were contacted.

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