- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 6, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh police say a man has been jailed on charges he broke into a closed retail drug store, robbed the business and beat its manager before he was arrested.

Nineteen-year-old Darius Anthony Rain allegedly smashed through the glass door of a Rite Aid store in the city’s Brighton Heights neighborhood about 4:45 a.m. Tuesday.

A manager in the store heard the noise and rushed to stop Rain, but couldn’t. Instead, police say Rain punched the manager at least eight times, before he damaged a cash register and about $2,000 worth of merchandise before running away through the shattered door.

Police say they caught up to him later Tuesday, based on the manager’s description.

He’s jailed on charges including robbery, burglary, simple assault and criminal mischief.


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