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Armed Robbery

On September 17, 2018, at 9:58pm, City of Pittsburgh Police along with University of Pittsburgh Police, responded to the intersection of South Highland Avenue and Walnut Street for an armed robbery that occurred at that location.  The first female victim stated she was robbed by an African American male, carrying a black handgun. Items taken from the first female victim included a book bag, cell phone, Macbook, textbook, Apple earbuds, credit cards, and a driver’s license.  The second female victim had her cell phone taken.  Neither victim reported injuries.

The actor fled the scene on foot on Walnut Street towards College Street.

Description of the suspect from both victims is as follows:

Suspect: African American male, wearing a white t-shirt, black shorts, and red underwear.  The actor was wearing a mask identical to the one from the movie Scream.

Anyone having information regarding this incident should call the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121, (Reference Report # 18-03214); or the City of Pittsburgh Police Department (Zone 4) at 412-422-6520 (Reference CCR #18-0183042).

Crime Tips:

  • Report suspicious persons and crime incidents promptly.
  • Pay attention to your surroundings, trust your instincts, and go to a public place.
  • When traveling at night, walk with friends.
  • Avoid using devices that impair your hearing or sight while walking.
  • Do not approach suspicious persons or vehicles. 
  • Use the University Shuttle Service when possible (SAFERIDER 412-648-2255).


Posted: September 18, 2018