• Police: Man believed to be behind string of burglaries arrested

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    ROCHESTER BOROUGH, Pa. - Police have identified the man suspected in a rash of burglaries in Rochester Borough.

    Guns, cash and jewelry have been taken in the burglaries, which have occurred over the past week, according to a post Monday night on the Rochester Borough Police Department’s Facebook page.

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    The burglaries are believed to have occurred during early afternoon hours.

    Residents of the borough are being asked to make sure doors and windows are locked before leaving their homes.

    Surveillance video from one of the burglaries shows a man police are calling a “strong suspect.” He has not yet been identified, but police are warning people not to confront him if he's seen because he might be armed.

    Police have identified the suspect as Jason Bowker. He's charged with multiple felonies including burglary, theft and assault.


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