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.

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