Chartiers Twp. police seek public's help in catching men robbing oil trucks at motel



CHARTIERS TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Police are asking for the public’s help to catch the culprits responsible for breaking into the trucks of local workers. Officials said they have been called to the Microtel, which is popular with oil and gas workers, in Chartiers Township four times recently for the same crime.

Chartiers Township police said thieves are stealing from trucks of oil workers staying at the Microtel. Investigators said they are looking for two men driving an older-model Pontiac.

Police said the men took $1,000 worth of welding cable off the back of a truck.

“I think when you hear those stories, you need to weigh the good and the bad, and I do believe the good from what the oil and gas industry has done here outweighs the bad,” said Stacy French-Finnegan, a Chartiers Township resident.

Police released surveillance video from the Microtel’s parking lot in the hopes that someone recognizes the two men. Anyone with information is asked to call Chartiers Township police at 724-745-8030.