Dimling Way home burglarized Wednesday night

An unknown person broke into a home on Dimling Way Wednesday night in the most recent of at least seven burglaries in Central Oakland this month.

Pitt and city police responded to the break in, which took place between 9:20 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Like many of the other robberies this month, the victim said the unknown person forced entry into his house through a side door while he was not home. The victim didn’t see anyone in the house or nearby, but found several items missing.

The string of burglaries began Oct. 9 with two burglaries took place on Semple Street and Meyran Avenue within an hour of each other. On Oct. 14, Pitt and city police responded to another burglary on the 300 block of Semple Street. The following day, Oct. 15, another home was burglarized on the 3600 block of Bates Street around 2 a.m. A fifth burglary occurred four days later, Oct. 19, on the 3700 block of Dawson Street.

Early Thursday morning, a burglary took place at a home on the intersection of Semple and Ward streets. Between 5:40 p.m. and 8:40 p.m.Tuesday night, another burglary took place on the 3300 block of Ward Street.

The police have not upped their usual patrol of Oakland and are investigating all of these robberies separately, according to Pittsburgh Police spokesperson Emily Schaffer.

The police departments are asking that anyone with information regarding the incidents call the Pittsburgh Police Department at 412-422-6520 or Pitt police at 412-624-2121.

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