Pittsburgh police need help identifying a man they say brandished a gun while robbing two city Family Dollar stores in just more than a month.
The robberies on Sept. 14 at the Family Dollar on Shakespeare Street in Shadyside and again on Oct. 17 at the location on the 400 block of 56th Street in Lawrenceville were similar, police spokeswoman Diane Richard said, with a man entering the store at opening time and demanding money from the safe.
She said in both robberies, the robber stood outside the stores, face completely covered, and after the Shadyside robbery, the man was seen running toward Bakery Square still wearing the mask.
The man is described as a thin black man who stood about 5-foot-9 to 5-foot-11 and wore gloves and a mask completely covering his face, Ms. Richard said.
With information, call the robbery squad at 412-323-7151.