Woman Held at Gunpoint at PNC ATM
The latest from the office of Magisterial District Judge Robert Wyda.
District Judge Robert Wyda arraigned a man Monday accused of going on a robbery spree.
John Patrick St. Vincent, 31, of Finleyville, is being held in the Allegheny County Jail.
According to Bethel Park police, the spree began on May 30 at the ATM at PNC Bank at 5035 Library Rd., next to the Walmart.
A woman told police she was using the ATM around 10 p.m. when a man demanded money and lifted his shirt to show her a handgun. She told him she had no money and was depositing a check, and then he ran off, according to the criminal complaint.
Less than an hour later, police accuse St. Vincent of robbing two Kentucky Fried Chicken employees in the parking lot as they were leaving for the night.
The women told police the man first asked for a cigarette, then demanded money and pointed a gun at them. When one woman emptied her purse showing him she had no money and the other said she had no purse, the man said, "Never mind," and ran off, according to police.
The next morning, Bethel Park police received two reports of burglary on Rolling Green Drive.
One victim reported tools and a Steelers blanket stolen from a vehicle.
The other victim two blocks down reported a pickup truck stolen. She said the doors were left unlocked with the keys in the ignition.
Bethel Park police issued a BOLO—or Be On The Lookout For—the stolen pickup. Monongahela police told the Valley Independent they heard the report on the police radio as they were watching surveillance video from an early morning robbery at Mon Valley Laundromat and the suspect and vehicle description matched their case.
Later that day, St. Vincent was arrested at the Rivers Casino on the North Shore.
St. Vincent's preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 9.
Waived to Court
Kelly L. Zacharias, 39, of the North Side, is charged with one count of retail theft.
According to a criminal complaint filed by the Upper St. Clair police, Zacharias is accused of stealing earrings, a ring and a necklace worth more than $200 from the Sears at South Hills Village on June 4.
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