Man accused of beating Springdale woman, stealing her car and breaking into her home
Springdale Police have charged a man with six counts of theft after a woman told them the man pushed her out of his car after beating her, stealing the vehicle and then robbing her home.
Vincent Edward Tabone, 29, of Sylvan Avenue, Collier Township, has been charged with burglary, motor vehicle theft and two counts each of criminal trespassing and receiving stolen property. All are crimes. He also faces common assault and criminal mischief charges in connection with the November 28 incident.
The woman told police that she and Tabone were in his car up Rialto Street in the Troy Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh shortly before 10 p.m. when he punched her in the face and grabbed her by the arm to force her out of the car, according to a criminal complaint.
She said Tabone took her cell phone before pushing her outside. She said her purse, which contained a $ 2,000 bank deposit from the company she manages, was in the vehicle, according to the complaint.
She told police she walked to a friend’s house on the North Side to borrow enough money to get home by taxi. The woman said she used her computer the next day to contact Tabone, who told her he left the car along Bellview Terrace in East Deer, according to the complaint.
A friend took the woman to retrieve the car, but all of her belongings were missing and the gas tank was empty, according to the complaint.
When the woman returned home, she found her purse and cell phone in the hallway of her home, but the $ 2,000 and other funds were gone. Also missing was a pair of Adidas Yeezy Glow shoes valued at $ 500, which were kept near where the handbag was found, according to the complaint.
The woman said her room was ransacked and Tabone smashed a window and used a chair to enter the house, according to the complaint.
Investigators photographed the woman’s injuries as well as the chair and shattered window of her house, according to the complaint.
The case was reviewed by an Allegheny County deputy prosecutor to determine what charges would be brought against Tabone, according to the complaint.
Police said Tabone, who is on probation, did not answer phone calls.
He was taken into custody on Wednesday and is being held in Allegheny County Jail in Pittsburgh after bail was refused.
Tabone faces a preliminary hearing before District Judge David J. Sosovicka on January 10.