Two Arrested in Robbery at Duquesne Store

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News, Duquesne News

Two juveniles are charged with robbery and related offenses after a hold-up at a discount store in Duquesne.

The young men, ages 15 and 17, will be charged as adults, Duquesne police Chief Thomas Dunlevy said.

The robbery happened just before 9 p.m. Thursday at the Dollar General store on Hoffman Boulevard.

One of the suspects put a silver-colored pistol against the clerk's head and demanded money, Dunlevy said. The employees were not injured.

After taking money, the suspects fled, police said, and store employees called 9-1-1.

After reviewing surveillance video, police broadcast a description to surrounding departments, Dunlevy said.

Minutes later, West Mifflin police stopped two juveniles matching the description, the chief said.

At the time of his arrest, Dunlevy said, the 17-year-old was found to be in possession of handgun and a sum of money which matched the amount of currency taken from the store.

The firearm was a realistic-looking pellet pistol which did not have any type of orange tip, he said.

The Allegheny County District Attorney's Office intends to charge both juveniles as adults, Dunlevy said.

Both juveniles were transported to the Allegheny County Jail where they are awaiting preliminary arraignments on charges of robbery, aggravated assault, receiving stolen property and conspiracy. Their names have not yet been released.

Originally published February 02, 2018.

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