On Monday evening, a female employee of Sky Spa in Pittsburgh’s Overbrook neighborhood was pistol-whipped during a robbery. First responders were called to the scene just before 7:50 p.m., where they found the victim lying on the ground with injuries to her head. The incident occurred on the first floor of the business, and it is not clear what, if anything, was taken from the premises.
The victim reported that she had been letting a customer out of the door when two masked men pushed their way inside the business. Four employees and three customers were also present but were on a different floor at the time of the robbery and did not witness the attack. The police are still investigating the incident and have not released any further details about suspects or motives.
This incident has brought attention to the threat of crime in the neighborhood and highlighted the vulnerability of businesses to robberies. The victims will likely be affected by trauma and fear caused by this violent act, which serves as a reminder of how important it is for businesses to take security measures seriously.
Businesses should consider installing security cameras, panic buttons, and training employees on how to handle potential threats such as robberies or other violent incidents. Additionally, local law enforcement agencies can increase patrols in high-crime areas to deter future criminal activity and provide a sense of safety for the community. It is crucial that businesses prioritize their employees’ safety and well-being above all else while also working closely with law enforcement agencies to prevent similar incidents from happening again in the future.
Overall, this incident underscores how critical it is for both businesses and law enforcement agencies to work together to ensure that everyone in our communities feels safe from harm.