An East Liberty smoke shop was robbed this morning by two men armed with a gun and a Taser.
Pittsburgh police responded to a call just after 9 a.m. regarding a robbery at the William Penn Smoke Shop at 132 N. Highland Ave., according to a press release.
Witnesses at the scene said a man who was described as a "tall, heavy-set black male wearing a dark mask, baseball cap, striped shirt and tan shorts" entered the store, drew a black handgun and demanded that the occupants of the store get on the ground and give him their money, according to police.
Another individual, described as "a short black male wearing a tan safari hat, tan shorts, dark shirt and dark tennis shoes" was already in the store when the heavy-set man entered and subsequently produced a Taser, with which he threatened an employee behind the cash register, according to the release.
Both suspects then exited the store with an unspecified amount of money, running southeast on Broad Street, police said.
Police were alerted when an employee was able to exit the store unnoticed and called 911, according to the release. Another employee injured her shoulder when she fell to the ground and was taken to UPMC Shadyside for treatment.
No arrests have been made.
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