Police issues crime alert

By John Manganero

Pitt Police are searching for two people who committed a strong-armed robbery early Sunday… Pitt Police are searching for two people who committed a strong-armed robbery early Sunday morning near the 300 block of Atwood Street.

Both suspects are black men between 6’4” and 6’6” and weigh about 250 pounds with a “very large build,” according to crime alerts posted around campus and on the Pitt police website.

The men were last seen wearing dark colored clothing with dark colored hooded sweatshirts.

The victim, a Pitt student, told police she was walking through L-Lot between Atwood Street and Oakland Avenue around 2 a.m. when she was approached by two men. The men grabbed the victim’s arms and demanded she give them her valuables, according to the alert.

The victim handed the suspects her belongings, and both suspects fled the area, according to the alert. In an email,  Pitt spokesman John Fedele said the victim suffered minor scrapes to her back and arms during the confrontation.

Police issued the crime alert yesterday, and as of press time Tuesday no suspects had been arrested and no new information was available. In the brief, police advised students to report suspicious people and crime incidents promptly, pay close attention to their surroundings and avoid carrying excess cash.

Fedele said students are advised to comply with actors during a robbery.

People with information regarding this incident can call Pitt police at (412) 624-2121.

Leave a comment.