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UPDATE: Police Respond to Armed Robbery in Brighton Heights, One Arrested

Date: November 21, 2023
Incident Type: Robbery
Location: Zone 1
Summary:

UPDATE: Police arrested 18-year-old Tysair Anderson. He is charged with Robbery, Carrying a Firearm Without a License, Simple Assault, Prohibited Acts-Possession, and Prohibited Acts.

Original Post:

At approximately 9:45 a.m., Pittsburgh Police from Zone 1 were dispatched to the 1500 block of Davis Avenue for reports of an armed robbery.

Arriving officers located an adult male victim who stated he was in the area to sell shoes after connecting with the actor, who posed as a potential buyer, through an online platform.

When the two met up for the transaction, the adult male actor brandished a gun and proceeded to rob the victim.

Police located the actor and placed him in custody. He was then transported to ACJ. Charges are forthcoming.


Reporting PIO:
Emily Bourne

2023-11-21
PIO@pittsburghpa.gov