PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Police are investigating three armed robberies around the city overnight.
According to police, the first robbery happened around 1:35 a.m. at the Domino’s in the 500-block of East Carson Street.
Two men dressed in black robbed the store and took off on foot, possibly heading toward Station Square.
“They both brandished firearms, told the clerk to get down. They went behind the counter and took the money out of the register,” Pittsburgh Police Lt. Bill Mathias said. “They were in and out in a couple minutes. They both had ski masks and gloves.”
A short time later, a delivery driver for Bellagio’s Pizza was robbed at gunpoint in the Hill District.
That incident happened near the intersection of Chauncey Street and Bedford Avenue.
Two African-American males and a female took the driver’s money clip and fled the scene. One shot was fired into the air.
The suspect with the gun is described as being about 5-feet-10-inches tall and was wearing a blue hooded-sweatshirt.
A third Robbery took place at a Cogo’s on Mount Washington. The gunman even went so far as to explain to the clerk just why the store was being held up.
Investigators said the male suspect pulled out a gun and said, “Sorry, I’m broke and I need the money.”
These kinds of incidents increase during the holidays and for a robber, convenience stores late at night are easy marks.
“Late at night there is usually not a lot of people around. They can get in and out quickly,” Lt. Mathias said.
No one was injured in any of the incidents and police are checking out surveillance cameras to try and identify the suspects.
Police do not believe any of the robberies are connected.
Anyone with information is asked to call police.
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