Suspects in violent city robberies arrested
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Pittsburgh Police announced today they have arrested three people, including two juveniles, in connection with two violent robberies.
Jason Troupe, 20, of Lincoln-Lemington, and a 14- and 15-year-old male are in custody, and a fourth person is still being sought.
On Aug. 29, a suspect asked a clerk at the Subway Restaurant on Liberty Avenue in Bloomfield for two cookies. As the clerk was making change, the suspect reached into the cash register and the clerk grabbed his arm. Then two other suspects shoved and punched the clerk and caused the register to fall to the floor. The three suspects grabbed money and fled.
On Sept. 29, two males entered the Star Beauty Supply on Penn Avenue in Lawrenceville. One asked the clerk to see an item in the display case. One suspect grabbed the clerk by the collar and dragged him across the floor. The other picked up the cash register and threw it a the clerk, hitting him in the head and shoulder. The cash drawer opened, the suspects picked up the money, and then they fled.
Detectives arrested the two juveniles in September and picked up Mr. Troupe yesterday.
The three are charged in connection with the Subway robbery. Mr. Troupe was also wanted for the beauty supply robbery.
First Published October 2, 2009 3:43 pm