Police: Man tried to rob woman, chased her on bike as she ran through Pittsburgh neighborhood

Police: Man tried to rob woman, chased her on bike as she ran through Pittsburgh neighborhood
A woman said she was chased down a Pittsburgh street by a man riding a bicycle. (emariya/Getty Images/iStockphoto)

PITTSBURGH — A man tried to rob a woman Saturday night in a Pittsburgh neighborhood, chasing her on a bicycle as she ran down a street, police said.

According to the Pittsburgh Police Department, officers received a call shortly after 9 p.m. in the Oakland section of the city, WPXI reported. Officers found a woman who said she was walking when a man grabbed her shoulder from behind, causing her bag and coat to fall.

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The woman said she ran away as the man pursued him on a bicycle, the television station reported.

Police said the suspect was 5 feet, 7 inches tall with a medium build. He was wearing a hooded sweatshirt, a black face mask, dark blue jeans and tan boots, according to WPXI.

The bicycle was black with a red blinking light, the television station reported.

Police are still investigating.