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UPDATE: Police Investigate String of Business Burglaries in Lawrenceville

Date: August 28, 2022
Incident Type: Burglaries
Location: Zone 2


Michael Moffett was arrested by North Versailles Police on the evening of September 19, 2022.

He is a suspect in a string of recent burglaries in Lawrenceville and Shadyside. Moffett had four separate warrants for his arrest when he was taken into custody.

He is currently housed in the Allegheny County Jail.

Original post:

Police from Zone 2 responded for reports of five businesses that were either broken into or had attempted break-ins along Butler Street in Lawrenceville.

The incidents occurred overnight Saturday, August 27 into Sunday, August 28 on Butler between the 3500 and 4100 blocks.

Three businesses had their front doors shattered. Two had their cash drawers emptied, while a third had a cash drawer stolen. One business was broken into and a safe ransacked, but nothing appeared to be missing. A fifth business had the front door tampered with, no entry was made.

Police contacted all of the key holders for the businesses and are gathering all available video from the area.

The investigation is ongoing.

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz