PITTSBURGH — A burglary suspect caught in downtown Pittsburgh in early April after he was bitten by a police K-9 learned Wednesday that he will stand trial.
Christopher Gandy, 26, was bitten on his leg near Market Square after a robbery at Fellow-Cire Apparel on Forbes Avenue. %
Police responded to the burglar alarm and said Gandy was seen removing a piece of plywood from a first-floor window of the store. He then jumped through it and ran from police before the dog was released.
“Chris suffered very serious injuries from a nasty dog bite that required surgery and he’s still on crutches because of it,” Blaine Jones, Gandy’s attorney, said Wednesday.
On the day of the robbery, police found a suitcase full of clothing and jewelry across the street from the store. However, Jones argued Wednesday that a burglary charge should be dropped because police never found any merchandise in Gandy’s possession.
The judge made the decision to hold both the burglary charge and a criminal mischief charge for court.
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