Police: Man tried to rob woman, chased her on a bike as she ran through Oakland

Police: Man tried to rob woman, chased her on a bike as she ran through Oakland

PITTSBURGH — A man tried to rob a woman last night in Oakland, chasing her on a bike while she ran on Fifth Avenue, according to police.

Pitt Police said they were called shortly after 9 p.m. to Fifth Avenue in the block near Three D’s Tobacco Shop and SciVelo. They found a woman who said she was walking when a man grabbed her shoulder from behind, causing her bag and coat to fall. She said she then ran with the man chasing her on a bicycle before he turned down Forbes Avenue.

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Police said the suspect was described as:

  • 5 feet, 7 inches tall
  • medium build
  • wearing a hooded sweatshirt, black face mask, dark blue jeans, black tossle cap with gold rim, tan boots
  • was riding a black bicycle with a red blinking light

Anyone with information about this incident should call city police at 412-422-6520 or Pitt Police at 412-624-2121.

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