Two Arrested for Robbing Brookline Cars
More than 100 Brookline cars were robbed recently, and two Brookline residents now face charges.
Two Brookline residents were arrested Friday in connection with numerous thefts that occurred in the neighborhood in the past month.
Sommer Pikutis, 27, of the 800 block of Fordham Street, and her boyfriend James Nardozi, 28, also of Brookline, face a variety of charges following a police investigation.
According to a report by Pittsburgh police, investigation of a recent crime spree in which items were stolen from cars in Brookline led police to serve an arrest warrant to Pikutis at her apartment.
While there, police seized illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia, and various stolen items, including jewelry, clothing, electronics, sunglasses, wallets, and purses. Police believe Pikutis broke into and stole from more than 100 vehicles in Brookline.
Pikutis was charged with 16 counts of theft from auto, 13 counts of receiving stolen property, criminal conspiracy, possession of marijuana, possession of Heroin, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Additional charges are pending.
Nardozi was charged with nine counts of receiving stolen property, criminal conspiracy, possession of marijuana, possession of Heroin, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Pikutis and Nardozi both were taken to the Allegheny County Jail.
Property owners have been identified for some of the stolen items. Detectives are in the process of cataloguing the items and identifying ownership of the rest of the property.
Victims should contact Zone 6 Detectives at 412-937-3051 if they believe they were a victim of theft from auto in Brookline during the past 30 days.