A Kennywood employee was robbed at gunpoint early Thursday morning while walking through a nearby parking lot.
Investigators said the incident happened around 12:15 a.m. in a parking lot across the street from the amusement park. Police originally said the victim was leaving work, but later found out that he lives nearby and was walking near the park when the incident happened.
West Mifflin police said a 17-year-old boy approached the victim, pointed a gun at his face and demanded money.
“The victim saw four people and continued walking. When he was approached, only one male was there,” West Mifflin Police Chief Kevin Davies said.
Investigators said the robber got an undisclosed amount of cash from the victim and ran toward Commonwealth Avenue.
"The person said he didn't have any money and threw some on the ground. The suspect asked if he had a phone, and he said he didn't," Davies said.
Police said the victim immediately notified Kennywood security, who then called police.
A juvenile suspect was arrested just blocks away from the park by Duquesne and West Mifflin police officers.
"He was hiding in a neighborhood and then fled again. It was a bit of a foot chase," Davies said.
West Mifflin police said they recovered the silver .22-calibur gun and the mask the boy was wearing during the robbery.
Kennywood officials said they're glad the victim was not hurt.
The teen suspect will likely face robbery and weapons violations charges, officials said. His name has not been released.