Allegheny County police ask for tips after McKees Rocks robbery
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Allegheny County police are seeking the public's help identifying a pair of robbers who held up a McKees Rocks convenience store this weekend.
One of the young suspects jumped the counter at the Corner Market -- also called the Rocks Express -- on Frederick Street and held a clerk at gunpoint, county police Lt. Jeffrey Korczyk said today at a news conference where he released surveillance footage of the robbery, which happened about 6:45 p.m. Saturday.
That suspect was described as a white man in his late teens or early 20s, about 5-foot-7 and slender. The clerk told police he spoke in a low voice and was wearing a dark, hooded jacket, dark pants and a mask over the lower half of his face.
The man had a Beretta handgun and held it to the clerk's head as the pair demanded cash from the register. They made off with about $450, Lt. Korczyk said.
Police described the second assailant as black, also in his late teens and wearing a lighter colored hooded sweatshirt. His face, too, was covered, possibly with a T-shirt.
No one was hurt during the hold-up, but the lieutenant said the crime was brazen and troubling.
"As soon as they were in there, he had the gun out," he said. "These things can go terribly badly."
Lt. Korczyk urged anyone with information to call the county police at 412-473-1200.
First Published June 5, 2012 3:51 pm