Monday, January 23, 2023
Freed by Lt. Rebekah Lynch

On Sunday, January 22, 2023, at approximately 6:36 p.m., Pittsburg Police Department officers were called to an address in the 900 block of East 8th Street for a robbery that had just occurred. Officers arrived at the scene and made contact with the victim, a 62-year-old woman. The victim reported to officers that a male subject had just broken into her residence, punched her multiple times in the head, took her wallet and broke her phone before fleeing the residence. Crawford County EMS was called to the residence to assess the victim’s injuries.

Following victim impact statements, officers were able to identify the suspect as Gilbert Edwin Larson, 49, of Pittsburgh. Larson is a subject known to the victim and who had already been to her home. Officers were able to quickly determine Larson’s location and apprehended him, without incident, at a residence in the 900 block of East 9th Street. Gilbert Larson was arrested for aggravated robbery, assault, misdemeanor robbery and criminal damage. He is currently being held in lieu of $75,000.00 bond.

Anyone with information relating to this incident, or other incidents, is urged to contact the Pittsburgh Police Department at 620-231-1700, or our tip line, 620-231-TIPS (8477). Callers can remain anonymous.

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