Dealership burglary suspect promoted stolen goods via text

Publish Date: 
May 30, 2013

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Authorities have charged a man with burglary and other counts for allegedly stealing more than $18,000 worth of leather jackets from Three Rivers Harley-Davidson in Shaler, among other business thefts.

After the dealership burglary, police say, the man sent text messages that said, "Yo I got brand new Harley Davidson leather coats 50% off various styles and sizes."

The man was to be arraigned May 30 on 55 counts of burglary, theft, conspiracy and recklessly endangering another person, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

In a criminal complaint, Allegheny County police tied the man -- and in some cases an unidentified co-conspirator -- to burglaries at a minimum of nine locations throughout Pittsburgh, Shaler and other parts of the county. The man is believed to have stolen le iPads, laptops, TVs, a gift card and liquor from various businesses. In one instance, police say he texted with someone about a payment plan.

Posted by Holly Wagner