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Police Investigate Business Robbery in Shadyside

Date: July 8, 2019
Incident Type: Robbery
Location: Zone 4

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officers from Zone 4 responded to a call of a robbery at a business in the 5700 block of Ellsworth Avenue just after 11:30 p.m. on July 8.

When they arrived on scene they spoke with a male employee who stated he was mopping the floor when an unknown male came into the store and put a handgun to his back.

The suspect demanded cash from the register and grabbed some cigarettes before placing everything in a black plastic bag.  

A store manager came out of a back office to observe the suspect running out the front door.  

No one was injured.

The suspect was reportedly wearing a black ski mask that covered his face to his nose. He was also dressed entirely in black.

Police are investigating.

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz