Pittsburgh police looking to identify armed robbery suspect

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh police are asking for the public’s help to identify a man suspected of committing an armed robbery.

Police were called to Burlington Coat Factory at 339 6th Avenue for a report of an armed robbery on Aug. 29 at 11:07 a.m.

According to officials, a female employee saw a male stuffing clothes into his backpack. He was asked to take the items out of his bag and leave the store. As he was leaving, he reportedly pulled a gun from his pocket and pointed it at another employee, threatening to shoot him.

The suspect is described as being 5 feet 10 inches tall and between 16 to 25 years old.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Brust or Detective Kertis at (412) 323-7161.

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