Police make arrest in Downtown robbery and stabbing

By Steve Pope | September 5, 2018

A Pittsburgh man has been arrested and charged in the early Sunday morning robbery of a Downtown store which resulted in the stabbing of a store clerk.

Pittsburgh police located the suspect identified in court papers as 28-year-old Timi (Timothy) Lamar Lewis near Sixth Avenue and Smithfield Street around 11 a.m. Wednesday and arrested him without incident.

According to a criminal complaint, on Sept. 2, 2018 at approximately 2:15 a.m., Lewis robbed the Smithfield News convenience store located at 100 Smithfield St. Police say he approached the cash register, pulled out a knife, and began taking money.  The store employee attempted to fight him off and was stabbed during the incident.

Lewis fled the store on foot and the employee was transported to a hospital in stable condition with multiple stab wounds.

Lewis is currently in the Allegheny County Jail facing charges of aggravated assault, robbery, and possessing instruments of crime.  His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept 18.

Steve Pope can be contacted at steve.pope@grantstreetnews.com

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