Pittsburgh police are investigating two pizza-related armed robberies they learned of today at the same precise minute in separate parts of the city.
At 1:31 a.m., a Zone 4 officer went to Pizza Bellagio in the 4600 block of Centre Avenue, where a pizza delivery driver told him he'd been robbed in the Hill District, police spokeswoman Diane Richard said in a press release.
The driver said he went to the 2500 block of Bedford Avenue to deliver an order. A woman stood outside on the front steps. Two men walked up as he approached her -- at least one of whom carried what the man told police was a "long gun."
The men demanded the driver give them what he had in his pockets, and he did, police said. He asked the armed man to let him keep his driver's license. The woman interjected and told the men to let the driver keep it, when the armed man fired a shot in the air, police said.
The delivery driver got in his car and drove away. It wasn't clear if the woman was the person who placed the order.
Across town, at the exact same minute, a silent alarm alerted police to a robbery at the South Side Domino's Pizza on East Carson Street.
Two men pointed guns at the store manager, and told him to open the register and empty his pockets, he told police. One of the men also pointed a gun at another employee and kicked him to the floor, police said.
The manager said both men ran out the front door down East Carson Street toward South Fourth Street.
Police asked anyone with information to call them at 412-323-7151.