Primanti Bros. Robbery Similar To Other Recent Incidents

NORTH VERSAILLES (KDKA) — Friday morning made three restaurant robberies in as many weeks.

The latest happened at about 1 a.m. at Primanti Brothers in North Versailles just as the place was closing.

Police say two African men confronted one of the workers outside the restaurant as he washed out things on a loading dock. The suspects both had guns.

They forced the worker inside where another employee was counting receipts. They forced the workers to put the money in a bag along with a bottle of booze.

Police say the robbers knew there were surveillance cameras in and outside the property and demanded the tape. Workers told them they did not know how to retrieve it. The tape has been turned over to investigators.

When the robbers did leave, they warned the workers not to call police and then fired a shot into the wall of the building.

Ironically, this recent robbery has eerie similarities to two others – one last weekend at Buffalo Wild Wings in Wilkins Township and another two weeks ago at Grande Pizza in North Huntingdon.

Police say in each case the robbers were African American men with thin builds and carried silver automatic weapons.

North Versailles Police Chief Vincent J. DiCenzo, Jr. said his department has talked to Wilkins Township and North Huntingdon police because of the similarities.

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