MILLVALE, Pa. — Police in three different communities are looking for someone who they think is responsible for stealing from small businesses and investigators believe they have the clues that will lead them to a suspect.
“He’s going to be caught, no question about it. It’s just a question of time,” Bill Mahler said.
Mahler owns Esther’s Hobby in Millvale. It’s been open for nearly 85 years. He finds himself in the middle of a police investigation after thousands of dollars worth of items were stolen from his business.
“Train sets. Locomotives. Whatever he could put under his arm and carry out the door,” Mahler said.
The day of the theft, the shop’s alarm system wasn’t working properly. His cameras, however, caught the man in the act. Millvale police said this robbery is likely connected to another theft in the city and a separate one in Heidelberg.
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If you have any idea who this man might be, you’re asked to call police.