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Jitney Driver Accused of Robbing Passenger at Knifepoint

Pittsburgh Zone 6 Crime Update, May 6 to May 12.

Pittsburgh police are looking for a man accused of robbing another man at knifepoint after giving him a ride.

A man told police a jitney driver robbed him at knifepoint on May 11 between 3 and 4 a.m., in the 200 block of Oakville Court in Banksville.

The suspect stole clothing, shoes, sunglasses, keys, CDs, and money from the man. The suspect is described as a black male, 5'9" and weighing 160lbs, with a medium build, medium complexion and a black coat. The suspect was driving a gray Mazda 3 Sedan.

Those with information can contact Pittsburgh police.

Also in the blotter: 

Burglary

  • Electronics were stolen from a home in the 900 block of Bay Ridge Avenue in Brookline on May 8 between 6:55 a.m. and 3:18 p.m. The suspect entered the home through a rear window after removing a window air conditioner.

Theft

  • A package was stolen from the front of a home in the 1900 block of Woodward Avenue in Brookline on May 11 between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Theft from Vehicle

  • A license plate was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 700 block of Brookline Boulevard in Brookline on May 8 at 4:14 p.m.

Arrests

  • Christopher Dominguez of Beechview was arrested May 11 at Hampshire Avenue and Methyl Street in Beechview for operating a vehicle with altered or forged documents or plates.
  • Jamar Porter of the Hill District was arrested May 10 for possession of marijuana in the 500 block of Crane Avenue in Beechview.
  • Parker of Beechview was arrested May 6 for possession of heroin in the 1300 block of Rutherford Avenue in Beechview.
  • Kayla Moskiewski of Brookline was arrested May 9 for disorderly conduct and public drunkenness in the 2000 block of Pioneer Avenue in Brookline. 
  • Carrington Kyles of Hazelwood and Jarrod West of Beltzhoover were arrested May 7 for possession of marijuana by narcotics detectives in the 1900 block of Woodward Avenue in Brookline.
  • Kathryn Martucci of Allison Park was arrested May 11 for DUI in the 900 block of Brookline Boulevard in Brookline.
  • Robert Richard Sr. of Beechview and Kent James of the Hill District were arrested May 7 for possession with the intent to deliver cocaine in the 1900 block of Broadway Avenue in Beechview.
  • Amber Engleman of Beechview was arrested May 7 for DUI at Banksville Road and Wenzell Avenue in Beechview.
  • Ryan Peterson of Beltzhoover was arrested May 8 for DUI in the 1500 block of Saw Mill Run Boulevard in Brookline.

This information was supplied by Pittsburgh Police, and is a report for crimes and arrests in Zone 6. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. A map of the Zone 6 area can be found here.

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