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Burglaries probed in West Penn

West Penn Township police are investigating a string of burglaries which have occurred over the past several weeks. The most recent being early Friday morning at the Calabria Italian Restaurant along SR309 just south of Tamaqua. Officer Melissa Johnson is investigating the break-in which netted the burglars several hundred dollars. Johnson reports the intruder pried the rear door open with some type of tool. Inside the perpetrator removed the cash register, a money bag and a metal box containing cash. Also taken were two plastic containers which held donations, one for animals and another for blind children. Johnson later found the cash register in a dumpster to the rear of the structure. Last week the West Penn Rod and Gun was also burglarized. Police are asking anyone with any information on the burglaries to call (570) 385-1100 or the Schuylkill County Communications Center.