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Police Respond To Reported Street Robbery On Smithfield Street Bridge

Date: June 18, 2020
Incident Type: Robbery
Location: Zone 3

Pittsburgh Police responded to a report of a street robbery on the Smithfield Street Bridge around 6 p.m.

Zone 3 officers met with a female victim at the south end of the bridge near Station Square. The victim says a male approached her from the rear, placed a weapon to her back then demanded her purse. The suspect emptied the purse before tossing it into the river.

He was last seen headed towards downtown wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.

Police are investigating.

Reporting PIO:
Maurice Matthews