Public Safety Blotter Articles

Police Investigate Armed Robberies in Bloomfield/Shadyside

Date: October 31, 2023
Incident Type: Armed Robbery
Location: Zone 5
Summary:

Just before 8:00 p.m., Pittsburgh Police from Zone 5 were dispatched for reports of two separate armed robberies in the Bloomfield/Shadyside area.

The first robbery occurred in the 4700 block of Baum Boulevard at the Mercedes-Benz of Pittsburgh dealership. The adult male actor forced staff into the back of the facility at gunpoint. He took five sets of car keys and then proceeded to steal a vehicle from the lot. The vehicle was later recovered in Wilkinsburg.

The second robbery occurred in the 4800 block of Centre Avenue at the Penn Station East Coast Subs. A male actor threatened staff with a gun and then got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

No one was injured in either instance.

The Mobile Crime Unit processed evidence at both scenes. Violet Crime Unit detectives are reviewing all available video evidence.

The investigation is ongoing, including if the two instances are related.


Reporting PIO:
Emily Bourne

2023-10-31
PIO@pittsburghpa.gov