Pittsburgh Police respond to carjacking at East Liberty grocery, robbery at Waterworks restaurant

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Police are investigating an armed carjacking and robbery that occurred within a short amount of time of each other on Sunday.

Authorities say the first incident happened around 9:45 p.m. at the Whole Foods parking garage on Penn Avenue in East Liberty.

A man there told officers he was sitting inside his white Audi station wagon in the garage when a male opened his driver’s side door and pointed a gun at him. The man was forced out of the car. The victim said the carjacker threw his cell phone before he took off in the car.

Police say the Chipotle on Freeport Road was robbed a short time later.

A woman working at the restaurant told police a male put a gun against her back and demanded all of the money from the cash register. He then left the scene.

No one was hurt during either crime.

Police say they are working to confirm if the incidents are connected and are using surveillance footage to find answers.

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