County Police have released a photo of a person of interest in a robbery at the Meadows Off Track Betting facility in Harmar Township on Nov. 25.
Police responded to a 9-1-1 call about a robbery at the facility at 9:57 a.m. Investigators determined that an employee arrived for work and began to prepare the establishment for the day’s business. But a man was inside and demanded her car keys before barricading her in a room. The woman was not injured. There were no signs of forced entry into the structure.
The robber then collected currency from the safe and placed it in a black trash bag. He then used the woman’s vehicle to leave the area. That vehicle is a dark gray 2005 Ford Escape bearing PA Wildlife Conservation plate WR 23951 depicting an owl.
It has a Slippery Rock sticker in the rear window and a Slippery Rock University parking sticker on the upper driver’s side windshield.
The robber is described as a black man about 5’4” with a medium build. The victim described him as having some sort of mask covering his face. He was wearing a dark hooded jacket with the hood pulled up over a light-color ball cap.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Allegheny County police tip line at 1-833-ALL-TIPS (1-833-255-8477); callers can remain anonymous.