Twin Rocks man sentenced in July burglary

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Oct. 12—EBENSBURG — A Blacklick Township man was sentenced Tuesday in Cambria County court for his involvement in a July burglary at an Ebensburg tobacco shop.

Matthew Scott Greene, 35, of Twin Rocks, entered a guilty plea to criminal trespassing and theft by unlawful taking on Sept. 24 and was sentenced to a minimum of three months to a maximum of 23 months incarceration and a maximum of 24 months probation by Judge Patrick T. Kiniry.

In July, troopers responded to a burglar alarm activation at 6:08 a.m. at Smokers Square, 1104 W. High St., and found the front door window and a window along the side of the building broken.

At the time of the incident, troopers said that after reviewing surveillance video, they learned that a man had entered the business and made off with lottery tickets from the counter.

While canvasing the area, troopers entered a nearby convenience store and learned that a man had entered the store and cashed a $100 lottery ticket voucher and purchased two large drinks and cigarettes.

Surveillance video showed the man leaving the store and walking toward a nearby hotel.

Troopers identified Greene as a suspect and found him at the hotel. Greene was allegedly in possession of a large number of scratch-off lottery tickets that matched the tickets reportedly stolen, according to police.

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