Pittsburgh Man Charged With CVS Robbery

Dormont police blotter, Jan. 18 to Jan 25.

Dormont police have charged a Pittsburgh man for a robbery last week at the CVS Pharmacy on West Liberty Avenue.

Sherman Jones, 35, with a last-known address in the City of Pittsburgh, was charged with retail theft. Police said he stole $240 worth of cigarettes from CVS in a smash-and-grab-type robbery.

Dormont Sgt. Jim Briglia said the Dormont police were able to work with police in McCandless Township to find Jones. According to the police report, McCandless Township police informed Dormont police earlier this week that Jones had been arrested for committing a similar robbery at a CVS Pharmacy in the North Hills area. 

Jones already was being held in Allegheny County Jail on those charges, and was given notice of the additional charges from the Dormont incident on Friday.

Briglia said the retail theft charge is a felony in this case because Jones has 14 prior convictions for the same offense. Jones is currently being held in Allegheny County Jail.

Also in the blotter:

Jan. 19

  • Dormont police responded to the 1500 block of Potomac Avenue at 11:40 p.m. for a report of an assault. Witnesses identified the suspect as Josh Robison, 19, of Pittsburgh, and said he ran toward the Potomac LRT station after committing the assault. Officers were able to obtain several other witness reports. Robison was mailed citations for harassment, criminal mischief and simple assault.
  • An officer on patrol in the 2900 block of West Liberty Avenue at 1:40 a.m. saw two men arguing outside of Apple Inn. According to the police report, one man had a bloody nose and said the other man, identified as Philip Giampa, 26, of Dormont, had punched him. Police said Giampa later admitted to hitting the other man. Giampa was charged with simple assault.

Jan. 22

  • Howard Jackson, 40, of Dormont, was charged with simple assault following an incident that occurred around 3 p.m. in the 2800 block of West Liberty Avenue.

Jan. 24

  • Dormont police assisted Mt. Lebanon police in serving a warrant in the 2800 block of Broadway Avenue in Dormont at about 11:30 a.m. According to the police report, Mt. Lebanon police had an outstanding warrant for Shane Dubart, 26, of Dormont, for burglary.

This information was supplied by Dormont Police. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

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