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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A 26-year-old man from Carrick was ordered held for trial today on a robbery charge.

The suspect, John Jardini, is in the Allegheny County Jail.

Police say it’s one of the strangest robberies they’ve investigated. Jardini allegedly took $60 from a girl he confronted on Brownsville Road and Nobles Lane.

She had just gotten off a bus and was waiting for her mother.

After the robbery, Jardini called the woman on his cell phone twice, asking her if she had a boyfriend and if she wanted to go out with him.

Police got a search warrant for Jardini’s phone records and were on the verge of tracking him down, but then Jardini reportedly assaulted the same girl and her mother outside Zack’s Market on Brownville Road.

He was arrested on the spot and positively identified as the guy who earlier robbed the girl.

Reaction to the unusual robbery in Carrick was one of shock.

“How could you be that damn stupid, that dumb?” Mary Lou Parker told KDKA-TV.

Dorian Johnson called Jardini an airhead.

“It was both stupid and dumb, definitely,” he said.

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