Armed man robs fast-food restaurant near Pitt’s campus overnight, police say

PITTSBURGH — An investigation is underway after police say a business near Pitt’s campus was robbed overnight.

University of Pittsburgh Police and Pittsburgh Police are investigating a robbery just after 12:45 a.m. Sunday at Layne’s Chicken Fingers on Forbes Avenue.

Employees told Pittsburgh police a man with an AK-47-style rifle and a pillow case came into the building, told them to go into the kitchen and demanded the manager give him “all the money from the registers.” He left through the back of the building with an undisclosed amount of money.

The suspect was described as tall and was seen wearing a light red/pink hooded sweatshirt, black pants, black shoes with white soles, eyeglasses, gloves, and a tattered black face mask. In addition to having a gun, police say he was wearing a bulletproof vest.

Anyone with information on the incident can contact the University of Pittsburgh Police by calling 412-624-2121 and referencing report number 24-01756 or Pittsburgh Police by calling 412-422-6520 and referencing report number 24-079732.

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