Keesey’s Airport Automotive in Valley, PA, was broken into in 2009, 2010 and 2011. It turns out that one individual was responsible for all three burglaries. In April of this year, the burglar stole a small amount of cash and used a set of keys he found in the office to take a BMW for a joy ride.
Below is the article as it appeared on the Daily Local News website.
Lancaster man sentenced for repeat burglaries
By Michael P. Rellahan
September 15, 2011
WEST CHESTER Automotive repairs shops normally like repeat business, just not the kind that Alex James Turek gave Keesey’s Airport Automotive in Valley.
Turek, 22, of Lancaster, broke into Keesey’s shop on three different occasions in May 2009, March 2010, and finally in April of this year and stole small amounts of cash and car keys from the office. He used one set of keys to take a BMW for a short joy ride following his final burglary.
Already arrested, jailed and convicted in the 2010 case, Turek pleaded guilty Tuesday to the 2009 and 2011 cases and received a state sentence of three to six years in state prison. He spent 11-1/2 to 23 months in Chester County Prison for the 2010 case.
Turek’s methods of breaking into the auto shop on each occasion were similar, if not exactly the same: He would open a metal grate from a side window at the shop on West Lincoln Highway and then crawl through the window. Police said that Turek, who also had a Coatesville address in the past, is a small man about 5 feet 5 inches tall, with a slender build and could easily fit through the small opening.
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