Years ago this Pawn Shop was owned by one of my neighbors.
Pitt Loan located on De No Side of Picksburgh.
The North Side was one of the nicest areas of Pittsburgh.
Actually, at one time (long ago) what is now known as "The North Side" was it's own city...called Allegheny City until it was annexed by the City Of Pittsburgh.
Once...the wealthiest area in the world.
At one time there was more wealth on one long city block in Allegheny City than the rest of the world combined.
Called Millionaires Row...now completely torn down & gone.
Anyway...History Lesson Is Over & NOW the North Side is one of the slimiest, scummiest, rat infested, low life filled...ammonia holes in Pennsylvania.
And PGH. wants to revitalized the area.
The DUNGEONS IN HELL will be revitalized before the North Side ever gets revitalized.
Anyway...a Pawn Shop Scenario.
BTW years ago one of my old Colt .45 semi~automatic pistolas was purchased at PITT LOAN for $209.99 ~
I still remember that price!
I occasionally venture into the North Side...maybe I'll stay out of there for a while now that there are 30 more Hot/Stolen Guns floating around out in the streets.
30 guns stolen from pawn shop
By Jill King Greenwood
Saturday, May 6, 2006
Two men stole 30 guns from a North Side pawn shop Friday, holding the store owner, an employee and a customer at gunpoint before fleeing on foot.
The drama unfolded shortly after 9 a.m. at the Pitt Loan Pawn Shop in the 600 block of East Ohio Street when a man entered carrying a dark green duffel bag and asked to see jewelry locked in glass cabinets, police said. A second man followed wearing a mask and carrying a black semi-automatic handgun.
The gunman ordered the owner to lay on the floor behind the counter. Both robbers then began loading guns into the duffel bag. The gunman then ordered a customer who entered the store to stand in the doorway with his hands up. An employee who walked in the front door coming to work was told to kneel in a back room with his hands above his head.
The robbers then left the store with the guns and nearly 300 pieces of jewelry, police said. No shots were fired and no one was hurt.
"They were probably watching the store beforehand," Pittsburgh police robbery Sgt. Aaron Beatty said. "They seemed to know what they were doing and exactly what they were looking for."
Police describe the robber who first entered the store as a black male, 20 to 30 years old and about 5 feet 7 inches tall. The second suspect is a black male, 20 to 30 years old, with a medium complexion, police said. He wore a dark green hooded sweatshirt and dark pants.
Federal agents and city police are investigating.
Anyone with information is asked to call Pittsburgh police at 412-323-7800.