Saturday, May 24, 2008

by Joyce Tremel

What is this world coming to?

From Thursday's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

Sweet-tooth robbers hit Downtown chocolate shop
Thursday, May 22, 2008

Two men who claimed to have guns robbed the Betsy Ann Chocolates shop at 500 William Penn Place, Downtown, just before 4 p.m. today.

The robbers got $125 from the cash register and a $40 gold-colored box of chocolate truffles that caught their attention as they fled, police said.

Detective Jay Johnson said there were no customers and only one employee in the store at the time. The men indicated they had guns but did not show them.

They demanded that the clerk give them the contents of the register and his wallet, the detective said.

They gave the clerk back his wallet when they saw it had no cash in it, Detective Johnson said. The men ran off in opposite directions.

Now, the money is one thing, but things have gone too far when thieves get away with a box of chocolate truffles.


Marta Stephens said...

LOL Don't you know? Some days, are just chocolate type days. The important question is, are they milk or dark ones?

Thanks for the chuckle. :)

Kristine said...

LOL...I've done some crazy thing for chocolate, but this one takes the cake...pun intended.

Annette said...

I guess the crooks were only human. I mean, who could resist Betsy Ann Chocolates???