Police accuse 3 men of faking Giant Eagle robbery in Cranberry
A Giant Eagle employee and two others faked a robbery at the Cranberry store, township police said Thursday.
The cashier, along with two men, face charges of theft, conspiracy, receiving stolen property and making false reports. Police did not name any of the men and did not return messages seeking additional information.
The cashier reported that a man demanded cash from a register at the prepared foods counter around 2:45 p.m. Monday, and indicated he had a gun. The cashier gave police a description of the suspect, along with the vehicle he reportedly drove away in, police said. Police searched the area but didn't find the car or the suspect.
Video showed the suspect in the store and police released a photo. People called with names of potential suspects, and after police interviewed several people and the cashier, they discovered the robbery had been faked.
The cashier admitted that he and the other two men came up with a plan to take the money from the register and report it as a robbery, police said.
Bill Vidonic is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-380-5621 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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