2009-10-29 / Features

Police: Patient Robs Pa. Doc, Fires Gun In Office

BELLEVUE, Pa. (AP) – Police are searching for a patient who allegedly pistol-whipped a doctor and his wife before firing shots while robbing the doctor’s office near Pittsburgh.

Allegheny County police have an arrest warrant for 35-year-old William Scannell, of Pittsburgh. The robbery happened about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Allegheny General Hospital Suburban Campus Professional Building in Bellevue, but police were still looking for the suspect Thursday.

Police say Scannell scheduled an appointment, but instead took money and prescription medicines after attacking the doctor and his wife, who works as his receptionist.

Nobody was hurt by three shots the robber allegedly fired.

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