State Police Probing Burglary in Philipsburg

PHILIPSBURG – The Philipsburg-based state police are continuing to probe a burglary at a South Front Street residence that occurred sometime between 6 a.m. July 29 and 9:30 p.m. Aug. 5 in Philipsburg Borough.

Someone entered a 62-year-old Philipsburg man’s residence and removed various rounds of ammunition and reloading supplies. Some reloading supplies were inside a .50-caliber ammunition box.

The suspect removed a red, three-drawer Craftsman toolbox, a gray metal Craftsman box and gray and brown plastic toolboxes, which contained various reloading supplies.  Various “case and buck knives” were removed.

The victim also reported that approximately $1,000 in silver and gold coins were stolen as well as a gold Seiko watch and two diamond wedding rings. The total value of the stolen items has been set at $3,436, state police said.

The incident remains under investigation at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Philipsburg-based state police at 814-342-3370. Any banks or businesses with individuals who attempt to exchange or sell older coins are asked to contact the state police.

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