DORMONT (KDKA)- Police are searching for a woman who held up two local businesses in just a matter of hours.
Surveillance video shows a woman pulling a gun out of her purse at Jet’s Pizza on Dormont Avenue in Dormont. The robbery happened Tuesday around 7:50 p.m.READ MORE: Handmade Arcade Returns To David L. Lawrence Convention Center
“A clerk asked her, ‘Would you like to place an order?’ And she said, ‘No I’m here for the money.’ She then brandished a black semi-automatic handgun,” Dormont Police Sgt. James Burke said.
Alarmed, the employee ran into the back where two other employees were.
“She was able to silently call the police and got herself out of harm’s way. I think that made the suspect nervous and she left, not sure what to do,” Jet’s Pizza owner Doug Zalla said.
She walked away without any cash and headed down Banskville Road into City of Pittsburgh limits to a Sunoco gas station.
“She walked around while all the customers were gone and held a handkerchief or a tissue over her face. She approached the cashier, displayed a handgun from her purse and demanded money and cigarettes,” Pittsburgh Police spokeswoman Emily Schaffer said.READ MORE: August Wilson African American Cultural Center Hosts Holiday Community Day
She’s described as a white woman, 25 to 30 years old and around 5-feet-7-inches tall. She was wearing a gray hoodie and blue pants.
It’s a similar description of a woman still on the loose for robbing two stores on Banksville Road a month ago, including the same Sunoco.
Police also have a surveillance picture of an SUV pulling into Jet’s Pizza shortly before the robbery. They believe it may belong to the suspect.
If you have any information on either robbery, or the woman’s location, please contact Dormont Police or Pittsburgh Police.
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