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Police Investigate Business Robbery

Date: June 12, 2019
Incident Type: Robbery
Location: Zone 4

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officers from Zone 4 responded to a call of a fight at a gas station in the 7500 block of Penn Avenue just after 10:30 p.m. The call was later upgraded to a robbery in progress.


On scene, officers spoke with a male employee who had a visible abrasion to one arm and a torn shirt. The male refused treatment by EMS.


He told police he was working in a closed booth that is not accessible to customers. He said a male driving a BMW parked next to the booth and tried to gain entry.


The suspect had a stun gun and was able to get inside the booth. After a struggle with the employee, the suspect stole cigarettes and drove away.


Police are investigating. 

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz