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Police: Suspect in 4 heists needed money for kitty litter
PITTSBURGH — Authorities say a Pittsburgh woman jailed in four recent store robberies told police she needed money for dog food and kitty litter.
Police say 28-year-old Melissa Santoro netted less than $300 in the heists.
Police say a clerk at a Sunoco gas station robbed last month and again Tuesday night recognized Santoro when she came in to buy cigarettes. Police say she denied robbing the station. She also denied robbing a Pittsburgh Rite Aid last month and Jet’s Pizza in neighboring Dormont on Tuesday night.
But police say after taking a lie detector test, Santoro confessed to all four robberies.
She told them a gun she carried was plastic, and she needed money for her pets and to help her mother.
She is jailed Friday and doesn’t have an attorney.
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