Beltzhoover man arrested in connection with robberies
After a brief foot pursuit on Friday, May 2, Pittsburgh police arrested a man believed to be connected with three West End robberies.
Shortly after midnight, Zone 3 Officers were called to a CoGo’s convenience store at the intersection of Virginia Avenue and Bertha Street for a report of an armed robbery. Responding units encountered the suspect and a foot pursuit followed. With the help of a K-9 Officer, the suspect was located, subdued and arrested.
When arrested, he was carrying a stolen pistol and was in possession of seven bags of suspected heroin.
The suspect, identified as 19-year-old Tyler Sieg of Beltzhoover, was taken to Mercy Hospital where he was treated for a dog bite to his right arm. He was then transported to police headquarters where he was questioned about two other CoGo’s robberies in the area on May 1 at 4:46 a.m. on Bailey Avenue and another at 11:55 p.m. the same day on Virginia Avenue.
As a result of the investigation, Mr. Sieg will also be charged with those two robberies.
Mr. Sieg’s vehicle was recovered and all of the stolen property from the previous robberies was still inside.
He was taken to the Allegheny County Jail on armed robbery charges.