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Carrick man arrested for series of robberies


Fredrick Pryor

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Violent Crime Unit has arrested a serial robber that has struck multiple businesses across the city since late August.

Fredrick Pryor, 30, of Carrick was taken into custody Thursday, Oct. 13 within an hour of committing a robbery on Arlington Avenue. Pryor would commonly wear a floppy brimmed hat while committing his robberies.

Pryor's arrest culminated a 7-week long investigation into a dozen armed business robberies in the City of Pittsburgh, as well as several robberies outside of the city. At this point, he will be charged for the following robberies:

• August 31, Princess Beauty and Fashion, 5152 Penn Avenue

• September 8, Wine and Spirits, 826 Hazelwood Avenue

• September 9, Hospital Corner Minimart, 4201 Penn Avenue

• September 13, Radio Shack/Spring, 2060 Wharton Street

• September 13, Uni-Mart, 1601 Lowrie Street

• September 20, Family Dollar, 2020 Spring Garden Avenue

• September 23, Choung's Market, 2208 Arlington Avenue

• September 24, Seven Eleven, 601 Penn Avenue

• October 7, Uni-Mart, 1921 Brownsville Road

• October 13, Be Nice African Braiding, 639 Hillsboro Street

• October 13, Ann's Market, 2316 Webster Avenue

• October 13, Choung's Market, 2208 Arlington Avenue


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