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Police Investigate Armed Carjacking Overnight

Date: April 19, 2021
Incident Type: Robbery
Location: Zone 5

Just before 11:45 p.m. Pittsburgh Police officers from Zone 5 responded to reports of an armed carjacking in the 7300 block of Monticello Street.

A pizza delivery driver told police he was making a delivery when two males approached him with a firearm and took off with his vehicle.

Officers searched for the vehicle, which was spotted going between Wilkinsburg and Pittsburgh. At one point officers observed it in the 7100 block of Frankstown Avenue and engaged in a foot pursuit with one male after he fled the vehicle.

They later caught up with a male believed to be one of the suspects. He was questioned and released.

The vehicle was recovered and taken to the Auto Squad for processing. The investigation is ongoing.

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz