Pittsburgh police are investigating two violent robberies that occurred in Beechview on Friday and Saturday.
The first was reported Friday, April 20, at 9:56 p.m. A man and woman told police they were walking near the park on Orangewood Avenue when several people inside a parked silver van or SUV began yelling at them. A man got out of the vehicle and robbed the male victim at gunpoint, then fled in the vehicle, according to the report.
The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5'4" tall, between 19 and 21 years old. According to the report, the man is dark skinned and clean shaven, and was wearing a black baseball hat, black shirt, and jeans.
The second robbery occurred Saturday morning just after 2 a.m. A woman told police she parked her car in the 1100 block of Sebring Avenue, and when she got out of the car was approached by a black man who demanded her keys.
According to the report, when she refused to give up her keys, a second black man approached her with a handgun and hit her with it. The men stole her keys and purse, and one fled in her car while the other drove away in a dark-colored car, the report stated.
Zone Six is actively investigating these two incidents. Those with information should contact Zone Six Detectives at 412-937-3051. Callers can remain anonymous.