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.
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