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Man charged with robbery, assault, threats in incident at Brownsville restaurant

Friday, June 28, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

A Fayette County man who allegedly held up a Brownsville restaurant and its lunchtime patrons at gunpoint has been charged with multiple counts of robbery, assault and terroristic threats.

According to an affidavit of probable cause filed by Trooper James Pierce of state police at Uniontown, Lacy Darnell Bradley, 33, of Brownsville entered Pixel's Restaurant at 316 High St. around 12:20 p.m. on Tuesday.

Bradley revealed a .357 revolver and demanded that cashier and co-owner Virginia Courie give him the money in the cash register, police said.

After taking the cash, Bradley allegedly said it was “not enough” and demanded money from several customers.

He ordered everyone to lie on the floor and threw customer Attilio Cicconi, 78, of Brownsville to the floor when he did not obey.

Bradley fled in a 2001 Acura sport utility vehicle, while one of the restaurant owners called 911.

A Redstone Township police officer spotted Bradley and after a brief vehicle chase, Bradley left his SUV and ran into a wooded area.

Police from Redstone Township, Brownsville, Uniontown and Luzerne joined in the search for the suspect.

Masontown police officers and a state parole agent eventually found Bradley and took him into custody.

He was carrying the gun and stolen money, police said.

Bradley was charged with three counts of robbery, six counts of aggravated assault, possession of firearm prohibited, firearms not to be carried without a license, six counts of terroristic threats, receiving stolen property and three counts of theft.

Bradley already had been charged with the armed robbery of the Dollar General store in North Union on Monday.

He admitted to police that he robbed Potter's Restaurant in Uniontown.

He was arraigned and recommitted to the Fayette County Prison in lieu of $100,000 bond.

Police said additional robbery and assault charges will be filed against Bradley.

Nicole Chynoweth is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-850-2862 or nchynoweth@tribweb.com.

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