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UPDATE: Police Respond to Reported Robbery In Perry South

Date: February 17, 2020
Incident Type: Robbery
Location: Zone 1
Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officers from Zone 1 responded to a report of an armed robbery in the area of W. Jefferson and Buena Vista streets around 5:30 p.m.
Zone 1 officers , along with a K-9 unit , were met by a male jitney driver who stated two males displayed a firearm and took cash from him. The suspects fled towards the city stairs on Buena Vista Street. One suspect wore a grey hooded sweatshirt and the other a black hooded sweatshirt. The suspects were apprehended after tossing a handgun during a foot chase. There were no reported injuries.

UPDATE: 02/28/20 -Tony Troutman, 43, of Mt. Pleasant has been arrested. He is charged with Robbery, Criminal Conspiracy, Receiving Stolen Property, Persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms. Possessing Instruments of Crime.


Jermale Lewis, 24, of Swissvale has been arrested. He is charged with Robbery and Criminal Conspiracy.

Reporting PIO:
Maurice Matthews