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Updated: 12:53 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 | Posted: 8:09 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013
Police said two men attempting to rob a South Side recording studio early Wednesday morning entered the wrong area of the building and were quickly arrested.
Pittsburgh Police said the two armed men entered a vacant apartment above Mike and Tony’s Gyros on South 15th Street around 4 a.m.
A witness called 911 after watching the men pry open a door and enter the apartment.
Investigators said when they arrived, the men were quickly taken into custody.
Detectives said the men were hoping to rob a recording studio located on the opposite side of the building.
Officers said the men were armed with powerful weapons. Detectives said one of the guns was loaded with body armor piercing rounds.
“If they would have found the right apartment, or if they decided they didn’t want to go out without a fight, it would have been bad for us,” said Pittsburgh police Lt. Bill Mathias.
Jason Minor, how owns the recording studio that police say the men were targeting, said he hasn’t had problems. But after this incident Minor said he’s moving the studio to another location.
“It’s a bittersweet day. I don’t want to leave this place, but I know it is for the best,” Minor said.
The men are facing several charges, police said, including attempted robbery and firearms violations. Their names have not been released.
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