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Police ask for help to identify Mount robber


Rite Aid is offering up to a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person or persons who robbed a Rite Aid Associate at the corner of Virginia Avenue and Guerdon Way on Mount Washington in mid-November.

On Saturday, Nov. 17 at approximately 8:20 p.m. police responded to a robbery call on Mount Washington.

Upon arrival at the Rite Aid store, the officer spoke with the 34 year old victim who reported she was the shift manager at the store.

The victim told police she was walking to the bank to make a deposit when she approached the intersection of Virginia Ave and Guerdon Way and encountered a black male lying on the ground claiming his leg was broken. The woman said she was concerned for the man and was going to help him when he jumped up and hit her in the face with a rock, grabbed her bag and fled the scene on foot.

The woman chased the suspect but was unable to catch him.

The victim reported she had the deposit in cash and checks in the duffle bag that was taken. She also reported her diabetes meter and $10 of her own money was in the bag. Officers searched the area for the unknown suspect but couldn’t find him.

The victim sustained a bruising injury to her right eye.

The suspect is described as a black male between 20-30 years old with a dark complexion, tall with a skinny build and was wearing a red jacket and a black winter ski hat.

The Pittsburgh Police Robbery Squad is investigating the incident. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the PBP Robbery Squad at 412-323-7151. Callers may remain anonymous.


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