Oakland victims robbed at gunpoint


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By Rachel Glasser | News Editor

Pitt police issued a crime alert after two suspects were involved in an armed robbery Friday night.

Pitt and city police responded to the crime, which took place on the 300 block of Ophelia Street, Oct. 27, at 11:24 p.m.

A black male approached the two victims and asked them where a party was, according to city police spokesperson Sonya Toler. As the victims tried to pass him, a white male approached, drawing a gun. The white man ripped two gold chains off one victim, took his watch and ordered him to hand over his wallet.

The white man hit that victim on the head with the butt of his gun, and when the second victim tried to help, the men took his wallet, Toler said. The suspects then fled the scene.

The victim hit on the head refused medical attention, Toler said.

This is the third crime alert and third robbery in Oakland over the past two months. A suspect robbed a man on Forbes Avenue on Sept. 16, implying he had a gun. And on Sept. 9 three men, one armed, robbed a Dawson Street home.

Police are asking that anyone with information call Pitt police at 412-624-212 and reference report #17-04026 or call city police (Zone 4) at 412-422-6520 and reference CCR 17-208218.

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