2 armed robberies reported in South Side



Police are investigating two armed robberies that happened early Saturday morning in the South Side.

Public Information Officer Sonya Toler said the first robbery occurred about 1:30 a.m.

A 24-year-old woman from Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, told police she was walking in the 1900 block of Wrights Way when a man with a gun jumped out and robbed her of her personal belongings, Toler said.

The second robbery took place in the 1400 block of Bingham Street, Toler said.

A 21-year-old North Huntingdon man said he was approached by a group of three men about 2 a.m., Toler said. One of the men asked if he could borrow the victim’s cellphone. That’s when a gun was shown and the three men ran toward 10th Street with the phone.

Sarah Hostert, a Duquesne University student, doesn’t live far from where the second robbery occurred.

“I probably wouldn't go out alone anymore. They always kind of warned you about the South Side, but I never really experienced it myself,” Hostert told Channel 11’s Lori Houy.

Police are investigating the robberies as separate incidents.