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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A store clerk was stabbed during a robbery in downtown Pittsburgh early Sunday morning.

The robbery and assault occurred at Smithfield News at approximately 2:20 a.m. in the 100 block of Smithfield Street. According to police, an unidentified male entered the store and demanded money.

smithfield news Store Clerk Stabbed During Downtown Robbery

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The clerk was stabbed after trying to fight off the robber. The suspect, a black male wearing a white shirt, fled from the scene with an undisclosed amount of money.

According to Pittsburgh Police, the clerk was transported to the hospital in stable condition.

Point Park University police posted to their Facebook page alerting students of the incident.

“We actually heard it from a friend. She was walking back to her apartment last night and a cop came up to her and told her to get off the street because there was a stabbing,” Point Park University student Gabe Sunderman said.

“That kind of always makes us a little nervous walking around,” student Jonathan Hanks said.

“I think about being a little more aware of my surroundings,” student Max Behr said.

There are more than a dozen cameras inside Smithfield News. Police hope one of them may have caught something to help police.

Pittsburgh Police urge anyone with information to call them at (412) 323-7800.