MOUNT PLEASANT (KDKA) — Mount Pleasant Police have charged two men with robbing another man in his home.
The incident happened in broad daylight, around 2 p.m. last Friday at the victim’s home on North Church Street in Mount Pleasant.
Jacob Connelly, 20, of New Stanton, and 22-year-old Lukas Trout, of Mount Pleasant, are in jail unable to post bond. They are facing robbery and related charges.
Police say they forced their way into the victim’s home, ripped his shirt and pushed him to the ground. They then slapped the man before demanding $100 and taking off into some nearby woods.
“The victim claimed that two males that were known to him entered the house and gave him a hard time, along the lines of getting physical with him, and he thought it might have been an attempted robbery,” said Mount Pleasant Police Chief Stephen Ober.
The victim told police that one of the suspects had a knife.
The victim told KDKA he knew the men who attacked him and thinks this is being blown out of proportion.
He was not seriously injured.
“I wouldn’t call it a home invasion by any stretch,” said Chief Ober. “I believe that the victim and the actors knew each other, acquaintances or friends or what have you.”
Police are taking the attack seriously, but say it was targeted and isolated.
They say people living nearby do not need to worry.