UPDATED Police arrest suspect in Mayfair knifepoint robbery

Updated, June 12 – Police have arrested 19-year-old Eric Horvath of the 7500-block of Brous Avenue in Sandyford Park.

Original report, May 3 – Police in the 15th District are still searching for the suspect who robbed a man at knifepoint late last month in Mayfair.

Just before 3 a.m. April 26, a car with two males inside pulled into the 7-Eleven parking lot at Cottman and Brous avenues. One of the suspects rifled through another car in lot, then approached the car’s owner when he emerged from the store.

According to police, the suspect held a knife to the victim’s throat and robbed him of his possessions before feeling.

Authorities are looking for a red or burgundy small to medium-sized car with a Pennsylvania license plate number HSS-7257. The suspects seen in the surveillance video are both described as white males around 25 years of age.

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