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Police Make Arrest in Shadyside Business Burglary

Date: September 6, 2019
Incident Type: Burglary
Location: Zone 4

Pittsburgh Police officers from Zone 4 responded to the 5500 block of Walnut Street for a burglar alarm at Henne Jewelers just after 5 a.m.

When they arrived on scene and checked the exterior of the building it appeared to be secure with no signs of forced entry.

A key holder for the business arrived to allow police inside to further investigate. During a walk-through of the building, police found debris and ceiling tile remnants on a desk in a back office. The ceiling above the desk was damaged, exposing an open air duct.

After ushering the key holder to safety in his car outside, officers proceeded to gain access to the roof. Once on the roof, they spotted someone hiding by the air conditioners and ventilation systems.

Police arrested a male at the scene.

Vincent Legrande, 22, of Pittsburgh faces several charges including Burglary, Criminal Trespass, Possessing Instruments of Crime, and Criminal Mischief.

The investigation continues.

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz