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Pittsburgh Police Department Headquarters
Tuesday January 4th, 2011 :: 03:22 p.m. EST


Home Invasion - Mt. Washington

On Monday, January 3rd, 2010 at 9:29 AM, Zone 3 Officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Virginia Avenue for a report of a Home Invasion in progress. Upon arrival Officers made contact with 3 w/m victim’s all in their early-mid 20’s who shared the residence The victim’s were able to provide a brief description of the two actors which was relayed to responding units. The area was checked with negative results.

The victim’s indicated that the two of them were upstairs in the residence when they heard a knock at the door. They believed that it was their friend/roommate returning from picking up food. One victim indicated that when he went down to the first floor of his residence he observed 2 b/m’s in the kitchen area by the rear door. At this time the 3rd victim/friend came through the rear door and the actors asked for money and drugs. The actors took the victim’s through the house at gunpoint and demanded money and made them empty their pockets. The actors then took the victim’s to the basement where one of the victim’s was tied up. The actors then fled the residence in an unknown direction with over $500 in US Currency, a wallet with credit cards and personal ID, cell phones and keys.

The descriptions are as follows: #1 b/m, 5’10”, 170lbs, tattoo’s on left and right hands and wearing a purple hoodie sweatshirt, black baseball cap, mesh ski mask and black jeans ripped in the leg areas; #2 b/m, 6’6”, 190lbs, thin build, scruffy facial hair, 2 tear drops tattoo on face wearing a black jacket w/gold design, black casual pants and black baseball cap.

The MCU responded along with Robbery Detectives to begin the investigative process.

The PBP Robbery Squad will investigate this incident and is asking if anyone cam provide any information they are asked to contact the PBP Robbery Squad at 412-323-7151. Callers may remain anonymous.

Pittsburgh Police Department Headquarters
1202 Western Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15233

Emergency: 9-1-1

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