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Police Arrest Serial Robber

Date: November 28, 2020
Incident Type: Robbery Arrest
Location: Zone 1

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officers arrested a robbery suspect Saturday.

Nicolas Ellis, 30, of the North Side entered a Rite Aid on the 3700 block of Forbes Avenue around 8 a.m. and robbed the business of cash from the register. Through the ensuing investigation, investigators tracked Ellis to a residence on the 2800 block of California Avenue, where Zone 1 officers and Violent Crime Unit detectives took him into custody without incident.

Detectives interviewed him at Police Headquarters. Ellis confessed to multiple other robberies, all in the past three days, at gas stations on North Craig Street, Banksville Road and West Liberty Avenue.

Ellis was booked into the Allegheny County Jail on four robbery charges.

Reporting PIO:
Chris Togneri