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Police investigate armed robberies in Lawrenceville

Jason Cato
| Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, 2:03 p.m.

Pittsburgh police continue to investigate two armed robberies committed within minutes in Lawrenceville on Thursday.

At 6:24 p.m. a man, 5-foot-4 of unknown race and wearing a gray sweater, entered a Subway restaurant in the 4000 block of Butler Street and brandished a silver handgun, said public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler. The store clerk ran out the back door and called police. Investigators determined nothing was taken.

At 6:36 p.m., a clerk at the Hospital Mini-mart in the 4200 block of Penn Avenue reported being robbed by a short white man. The suspect entered the business, brandished a silver handgun and demanded money. The clerk handed over $200, and the man fled towards Butler Street.

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