BUTLER COUNTY (KDKA) — Cranberry Police are looking for a suspect who attempted to rob the “Take It To The Cleaners” shop on Freedom Road.
The man was armed with a hypodermic needle when he walked into the cleaners and approached a female clerk.
Jim Fornicoia, the shop owner, said that he went next door briefly to a mini-market to get something to drink, and actually held the door open for the would-be robber who was walking out of the mini-market, after purchasing a pack of cigarettes.
Fornicoia said “I saw [the guy’s] face, as clear as day, I held the door for him.”
Fornicoia said the suspect went to the back of his shop, near a shirt machine and confronted his employee with a syringe.
He had a hood on, and told the woman to give him the money.
She said “Are you serious?” He replied yes, he was.
The suspect then fled when the clerk told the robber that the owner would be right back from the mini- market next door.
The would-be robber was described as white, in his mid 20s, wearing a blue hooded sweat shirt, with West Virginia written on the front.
The clerk was shaken up by the incident, but otherwise unhurt.
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