This article was originally published on GoErie.com by Tim Hahn on August 28, 2018
Millcreek Township police are searching for a man who said he was representing a company looking to purchase land for a communications tower in an investigation into a burglary at an Arbuckle Road residence on Monday afternoon.
Investigators said Tuesday that the man is suspected of distracting the resident in the 900 block of Arbuckle Road while cash and valuable coins were stolen from the residence.
A man had gone to the residence on Monday at about 3 p.m., claiming to be looking to possibly purchase land to erect some type of communications tower, Millcreek police Capt. Mike Kabasinski said. The man asked the resident to take a walk behind the residence with him, and it is believed that while the two were in the backyard someone entered the residence and stole the cash and coins, Kabasinski said.