Harrison robbery suspect tells police he held gun to man’s head because he wanted money for snacks

A 17-year-old from Sheldon Park informed police he attacked a person exterior a pizza store in Harrison early Saturday morning as a result of he wanted cash for snacks.

He’s charged with aggravated assault, conspiracy, receiving stolen property, drug and gun prices. Bail was denied, and he stays at Allegheny County Jail in Pittsburgh.

A preliminary listening to is scheduled for April 1.

Police have been referred to as to J&S Pizza within the Heights Plaza Procuring Heart about 4:30 a.m. for the report of an assault. In response to the youth’s arrest papers , a person who had been working a leaf blower on the sidewalk exterior the pizza store stated he was attacked.

The person stated he was rushed by one male who additionally sucker punched him within the face, and one other different male pointed a gun at him.

The alleged sufferer informed police he was struck three extra occasions behind the pinnacle.

The attackers then fled in a silver automotive headed towards Tarentum on Freeport Highway.

Utilizing license plate studying cameras, police have been in a position to establish the automotive as a silver Toyota Scion, which was noticed at 5:22 a.m. by a Tarentum police officer. It was pulled over within the 200 block of West Eighth Avenue, and the officers took the males inside into custody.

Police stated they discovered a silver revolver protruding from beneath the entrance passenger seat, in addition to a field of ammunition inside an open e book bag on the passenger seat.

The gun, in addition to a field of ammunition, the criticism stated, got here again as having been stolen from a house invasion in Harrison on March 8.

Officers additionally discovered suspected marijuana, a digital scale, a Mason jar of suspected hashish butter and clear plastic sandwich luggage.

When officers interviewed the 17-year-old, he informed them he had the gun and put it to the alleged sufferer’s head a number of occasions.

“(He) said that he did this as a result of he wanted some cash for snacks,” the criticism stated.

Info concerning the opposite suspect was not instantly out there.

Paula Reed Ward is a Tribune-Evaluate employees author. You may contact Paula by electronic mail at [email protected] or by way of Twitter .

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