2 armed robberies reported in South Side



PITTSBURGH - 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.