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  • Pitt Stop robbed Sunday

  • A Pittsburg businesses was robbed over the weekend.



    According to a report from the Pittsburg Police Department, officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at Pitt Stop Convenience Store at 902 S. Joplin Street on Sunday, Dec. 23 at approximately 8:20 p.m. The clerk reported that two males, one of whom was brandishing a double-barrel shotgun, entered the store and demanded money.

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  • A Pittsburg businesses was robbed over the weekend.
    According to a report from the Pittsburg Police Department, officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at Pitt Stop Convenience Store at 902 S. Joplin Street on Sunday, Dec. 23 at approximately 8:20 p.m. The clerk reported that two males, one of whom was brandishing a double-barrel shotgun, entered the store and demanded money.
    The two suspects are believed to be Hispanic males, approximately 20 years of age, and were wearing dark hooded jackets pulled over their heads. The clerk was not injured during the incident and the suspects left with an undisclosed amount of United States currency.
    Shortly after the incident, officers received a report of a suspicious car in the area. The car was described as a maroon colored passenger car. An officer located a car matching the description and attempted to stop the vehicle, but the suspect vehicle did not stop and a pursuit ensued. The chase ended in the 1000 block of E. 14th  Street, where four to five suspects jumped out of the car and ran off in different directions. One of the suspects was located and taken into custody and two firearms were located in the suspect vehicle and taken into evidence.
    Arrested was Juan M. Medina, 18, of Pittsburg. Medina is charged with aggravated robbery, felony obstruction and felony fleeing and eluding. He is currently being held without bond.
    The investigation is ongoing by the Pittsburg Police Department. Anyone with information relating to this incident or any suspicious activity is encouraged to report it to the Pittsburg Police Department at (620)231-1700. Callers reporting criminal or suspicious activity to the Police Department may remain anonymous. Information relating to this incident or other crimes may also be reported to Heartland Crime Stoppers at (417)782-TiPZ or HeartIandTipz.com.
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