Pitt police seek info on robbery suspect

Sep. 30—University of Pittsburgh and city police are seeking information about a man who robbed two people in the early hours of Friday morning in the city’s Oakland neighborhood.

Campus police posted a crime alert to their X (formerly Twitter) account at 1:50 a.m. Friday morning alerting students to a robbery that occurred on the 300 block of Oakland Avenue.

The two victims told police a man approached them saying he had a gun, then forced them to discard their phones before ordering them to an ATM to withdraw money, according to a news alert.

The man, described by police as a Black man in his 30s or 40s wearing eyeglasses, a black beanie, beige trench coat and dark pants, fled south on Oakland Avenue.

Police recovered surveillance footage of the man but said they did not see the gun referenced by witnesses.

Anyone with information to call campus police at 412-624-2121 (reference report No. 23-02951) or city police at 412-422-6250 (reference report No. 23-154679).

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Patrick by email at pvarine@triblive.com or via Twitter .

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