Man With Knife Who Wanted $5 And A Cigarette Arrested

 26-year-old Aaron Walker reportedly tried to rob a plain clothes officer

Paul Rasmussen
January 28, 2020 - 3:50 pm

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - A New Kensington man arrested Monday night in Downtown Pittsburgh is accused of flashing a knife while trying to rob a Port Authority police officer.

 26-year-old Aaron Walker reportedly tried to rob the plain clothes officer at Fifth Avenue and Wood Street around 6 p.m.

The criminal complaint says Walker approached the officer with a black knife in one hand demanding “...five bucks and a cigarette.”

The officer turned him down and Walker moved on.

 He was arrested in Katz Plaza a short time later.

 Police say Walker also had a stolen bank card.

He's charged with robbery, public drunkenness and several other crimes with a preliminary hearing next week.

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