Police seek help identifying suspected robber
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Police are seeking the public's help to identify a man suspected of attempting to rob a drug store on Wood Street last month.
The suspect is described as a 35 to 40 year-old large light-skinned black male about 5'8" to 5'9" tall. He was wearing black casual pants, a black tweed coat, black tennis shoes with white laces and sweating heavily when he attempted to rob the CVS Pharmacy at 610 Wood Street Nov. 8.
Police said around 5:45 p.m. he walked up to a cashier at the front counter of the store and demanded that she open the register. He then began counting down with his right hand hidden in his clothing to appear as if he was carrying a weapon.
When the cashier refused to comply the man began to walk behind the register, but ran as she picked up the phone to call 911.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact the Robbery Squad at (412) 323-7151. Callers may remain anonymous.
First Published December 12, 2012 6:17 pm