On Monday evening, an employee of Sky Spa in Pittsburgh’s Overbrook neighborhood was pistol-whipped during a robbery. First responders were called to the 2500 block of Library Road just before 7:50 p.m. The female employee reported that she was letting a customer out the door when two masked men pushed their way inside the business. Three customers and four employees were also present but were on a different floor at the time of the robbery and did not witness the attack.
The victim told police she saw one gun before she was hit in the head. It’s not clear what, if anything, was taken from the business at this time. The incident highlights the threat of crime in the neighborhood and the vulnerability of businesses to robberies. The employees and customers who were present during the incident will likely be affected by the trauma and fear caused by the robbery.
This incident serves as a reminder of the importance of security measures and proper training to handle potential threats. Businesses should consider installing security cameras, panic buttons, and training employees on how to respond to robberies or other violent incidents. Additionally, the police should increase patrols in the area to deter future criminal activity and provide a sense of safety for the community. The safety and well-being of employees and customers should be a top priority for businesses and local law enforcement.