2 Pittsburgh businesses robbed within hours overnight, police investigating

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh police are investigating two separate robberies that happened at businesses early Friday.

According to investigators, the first incident was around 2 a.m. in North Oakland. Police said a man entered a store in the 100 block of North Craig Street, went behind the counter and smashed the register — stealing less than $100.

He ran from the store, and no one was injured. Officers are looking at surveillance video of the robbery, but no arrests have been made.

About three hours later in Banksville, police said a man went behind the counter at a store in the 2900 block of Banksville Road, grabbed a pair of scissors and demanded the store clerk give him money from the registers.

That man stole an “undetermined amount” of cash before running out of the store, police said.No one was hurt, and there is also surveillance footage being reviewed during the investigation.

These incidents are not related, and no information was released about possible suspects in each case.

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