Alleged serial burglar arrested again
Out on bail since June, suspect admitted to new crimes
Andrew Clinton is in custody again.
Clinton, 21, was arrested on Saturday, Dec. 10, for robberies in Squirrel Hill.
The Squirrel Hill resident was identified as a suspect in a home robbery in the Pocusset Street area earlier this month. He was caught on a surveillance camera burglarizing a neighbor’s home, according to published reports. When confronted by law enforcement officers, he cooperated, confessed to multiple robberies unknown to police at the time and gave detectives several items he allegedly stole.
Clinton was released on bail in June pending a February trial for multiple counts of burglary, theft, receiving stolen property and criminal mischief in Squirrel Hill, Fox Chapel and O’Hara Township.
At the time of his arrest in April, Clinton was accused by several members of the Pittsburgh Jewish community of stealing items from their homes.
According to Det. Francesco Rosato Jr., Clinton previously posed as a handyman to gain access to homes in Squirrel Hill, Fox Chapel and O’Hara Township. He has impersonated a home improvement contractor, general contractor, landscaper, HVAC technician and a gynecological resident. At times, Clinton, who is not Jewish, purported to either be Jewish or someone wishing to convert. He attended functions at Jewish institutions before rabbis and others expressed concern. After community leaders consulted with Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Community Security Director Shawn Brokos, Clinton was banned from several Jewish institutions due to his questionable behavior.
Anyone believing they might be a victim of Clinton or noticing items missing from their home, is urged to contact the Pittsburgh Police. PJC