Arrest in String of Scranton Burglaries

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SCRANTON -- Police in Scranton have arrested a man for a string of burglaries in Lackawanna County.

Thomas Brown, 40, of Scranton, faces several charges including theft and burglary. The charges relate to several break-ins at various places in Scranton, many in the Minooka section.

Brown was arrested last week for a break-in at Diskin's Saloon. On Tuesday, police hit Brown with charges for a list of other burglaries.

Police included this list of businesses allegedly burglarized by Brown.

  • American Legion Post, Birney Avenue, Scranton
  • Stonewall's Restaurant, Pittston Avenue, Scranton, on August 1, 2015
  • Diskin's Saloon, Birney Avenue, Scranton, on June 14, 2016
  • Diskin's Saloon, Birney Avenue, Scranton, on July 30, 2016
  • Castaldi's Market, Birney Avenue, Scranton, on August 11, 2016
  • Diskin's Saloon, Birney Avenue, Scranton, on August 22, 2016
  • Unimart, Pittston Avenue, Scranton, on August 22, 2016
  • Diskin's Saloon, Birney Avenue, Scranton, on September 20, 2016

Brown is currently locked up in Lackawanna County. In addition to the crimes he is charged with, police say Brown is also a person of interest in other break-ins and more charges are possible.

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