Quick Change Artist Robs Giant Eagle

A quick-change scam artist hit Giant Eagle last week and stole $150 from the clerk. Also in the Collier Township police blotter, a 74-year-old man is accused of stealing nearly $70 worth of facial cream from a store.

A quick-change scam artist hit the Giant Eagle in Chartiers Valley Shopping Center last week.

Collier police said a black man walked into the grocery store at around 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 12 and went to the customer service desk to make a transaction.

The man was able to scam the clerk out of $150, police said.

A quick-change thief also hit the Dunkin’ Donuts in Dormont on Sept. 7. Police did not say if the two crimes are related.

Anyone with information on the quick-change scam at the Giant Eagle is asked to call the Collier Township Police Department at 412-276-5051.


Collier Township

Elderly man accused of stealing facial cream: Collier police charged a 74-year-old Mt. Lebanon man with retail theft after he allegedly stole nearly $70 worth of facial cream from a store. Police said Gerald Levitt took the two containers of cream from TJ Maxx on Sept. 15. He was stopped by store employees when they saw him put it in his pocket and try to leave, police said.

Tools stolen from shed: Ten boxes full of various tools worth about $800 were stolen from a shed at the Outlet Barn on Campbells Run Road some time before Sept. 12, Collier police said.

Home’s sliding glass door smashed: A sliding glass door at a Northridge Drive residence was broken while the homeowners were away, Collier police said, The residents didn’t discover the damage until Sept. 13 when they came home after being away for a week. Police said nothing was stolen from inside the home.


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