Man, girl accused of robbing off-duty Pittsburgh officer

| Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011

Pittsburgh police arrested a couple accused of robbing an off-duty city officer and his wife at gunpoint in Wilkinsburg.

Police charged Quintin Smith-Anderson, 19, of Wilkinsburg with robbery and carrying a firearm without a license and Tonita Henderson, 17, of Wilkinsburg with robbery and receiving stolen property.

Detective Jeffrey Wingard was walking with his wife along Pansy Way near Guthrie Street when a man pointed a pistol at them shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday and demanded Wingard's wallet, according to a criminal complaint filed against Smith-Anderson.

After taking a smartphone, he and Henderson fled. Wingard pursued and called 911, and eventually wrestled Henderson to the ground with other officers, the complaint said.

Henderson pointed out a home where Smith-Anderson was hiding, the complaint said, and officers arrested him. They are being held at the Allegheny County Jail.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.


Do you want to help us improve our commenting platform?
Click here to take this a survey.

Show commenting policy