- Associated Press - Thursday, August 4, 2016

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh police say a man who robbed a gas station was found less than 15 minutes later with the cash register he stole still in his vehicle.

Twenty-nine-year-old Cayan Lee Thaxton, of McKeesport, has been jailed on robbery and other charges in the Wednesday evening heist.

Police say Thaxton bought a candy bar at the Sunoco station in the city’s Lincoln Place neighborhood, then returned minutes later with a large knife. Police say he ripped the cash register off the counter and left. The robbery was reported at 6:42 p.m.

A detective saw a vehicle that matched one used by Thaxton and stopped it after a short pursuit.

Police say they found the register and knife inside and had Thaxton in custody at 6:56 p.m. Thaxton doesn’t have an attorney.



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