Man arrested in connection to recent business robberies in Oakland, East Liberty

PITTSBURGH — A man is behind bars after businesses were robbed in Pittsburgh’s Oakland and East Liberty neighborhoods.

Nathaniel Weatherspoon, 32, was taken into custody Thursday following a search warrant at a house in the 500 block of Lowell Street.

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Pittsburgh police say Weatherspoon robbed Layne’s Chicken Fingers on Forbes Avenue and the DTLR apparel store on Penn Avenue on June 8. He was armed during both robberies.

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Weatherspoon is facing multiple charges, including robbery, receiving stolen property, criminal conspiracy and vehicle code violations.

Editor’s note: Pittsburgh police initially sent a mugshot of the wrong suspect. This story has been updated with the correct photo of Nathaniel Weatherspoon.

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