Pittsburgh police want help identifying Downtown robber

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Pittsburgh police are seeking information about a knife-wielding robber who stole money and cigarettes Wednesday afternoon from a Downtown convenience store.

The man walked into a 7-Eleven at 429 Wood St. near Forbes Avenue about 7:30 p.m., pulled out a knife and ordered a store employee to open the register.

The robber reached into the register, grabbed all the cash and took 10 packs of Newport cigarettes from under the counter.

Surveillance video: 7-11 Convenience store robbery

Pittsburgh police are seeking information about a knife-wielding robber who stole money and cigarettes from a 7-Eleven convenience store at 429 Wood St. near Forbes Avenue about 4:30 p.m. He ran away down Wood Street toward Liberty Avenue.

He ran away down Wood Street toward Liberty Avenue.

Video surveillance showed a black man, 6 feet tall and about 250 pounds. He wore a black covering over his hair, a black mask concealing the lower part of his face, a red hooded sweatshirt, black pants, black shoes and black gloves. He carried a small silver knife and what appeared to be a large book bag under his sweatshirt.

Police asked anyone with information to contact the Pittsburgh robbery squad at 412-323-7151. Callers may remain anonymous.

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Jonathan D. Silver: jsilver@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1962.


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