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Clerk pistol-whipped in holdup of Knoxville pizza shop

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Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, 11:42 p.m.

The clerk of a Knoxville pizza shop was taken to a hospital on Sunday night on being pistol-whipped in a robbery, authorities said.

Allegheny County 911 dispatchers said the robbery call came in about 8 p.m. from Aprimo Pizza in the 500 block of Brownsville Road.

The clerk, a 21-year-old woman, suffered a head injury.

A description of the suspect was not immediately available. Pittsburgh police K-9 units were in the area attempting to track the robber.

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