Robberies in Pittsburgh, Robinson Township are connected, police say

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh police confirmed two recent armed robberies and a carjacking are all related.

The carjacking and first armed robbery took place in East Liberty Sunday night. Police say a man was sitting in his Audi station wagon in the Whole Foods parking lot when another man opened the driver’s side door and forced him out of the car at gunpoint.

A Chipotle on Freeport Road was robbed soon after. Police say a man put a gun against an employee’s back and demanded money.

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The most recent robbery took place at an Eat’n Park in Robinson Township Monday morning.

Employees had just started their day when Robinson Township Police say a man pointed a gun at several employees before forcing a manager to open the cash register. He then grabbed the money and took off. It’s unclear how much money he stole.

After the robbery, police say he was seen getting into a white Audi that matched the one involved in the East Liberty carjacking.

An Eat’n Park spokesperson tells Channel 11 in a statement they’re grateful no one was hurt.

“The safety and well-being of our team members and guests is always our first priority, and we are grateful no one was hurt during the armed robbery that occurred earlier this morning at our Robinson Eat’n Park,” the statement reads.

Pittsburgh police are investigating the first two incidents and Robinson Township Police are investigating the third robbery.

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