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West Mifflin police make quick arrests after two holdups
Monday, January 25, 2010
By Jim McKinnon, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Three robbery suspects were arrested early today minutes after two convenience store holdups in about a half hour in West Mifflin.
Borough police first were called at 12:04 a.m. after a gunman, wearing sunglasses and a bandanna covering part of his face, entered the 7-Eleven store on Camp Hollow Road, police Capt. Thomas Richards said.
The suspect flashed what appeared to be a semi-automatic pistol and demanded money before he fled across the road to a vacant lot.
Police immediately went to investigate and department detectives took over the scene.
A patrol officer had driven to the southern end of the borough to warn another convenience store about the holdup when a second robbery was reported at 12:36 a.m. at a Uni-Mart on Pennsylvania Avenue.
Minutes later, a patrol car saw a suspicious car with foggy windows speeding toward Buttermilk Hollow Road.
The officer pulled over the car and saw the weapon, an Air Soft pellet gun, in plain view.
Cigarettes reported stolen in the second robbery also were seen strewn about the vehicle.
The three men, Brandon Brown, Aaron Short and Jevon Turner-Boyer, all of Homestead, admitted their roles in the robberies, Capt. Richards said.
Police found $174, the amount taken in the second robbery, in the pockets of Mr. Short.
The three are awaiting arraignment today on the charges.
Jim McKinnon can be reached at email@example.com or 412-263-1939.