ShareThis Page
Belle Vernon man nabbed in robbery |

Belle Vernon man nabbed in robbery

| Wednesday, September 3, 2008 12:00 a.m

A Belle Vernon man accused of robbing and assaulting another man at knifepoint over the weekend was arrested Tuesday morning.

Anthony David Gillingham Jr., 20, of 400 Fell St., was charged by Southwest Regional Police with robbery, terroristic threats, simple assault and theft.

On Saturday afternoon, Gillingham allegedly robbed Brenton E. Cratty, 23, of Belle Vernon, at 17 Mulberry St. in the borough, police said.

Gillingham punched Cratty several times and held a knife to his head, forcibly removing $600 from his pockets, police said.

Gillingham was arraigned before District Magisterial Judge Jesse Cramer in Belle Vernon and sent to the Fayette County Prison in lieu of posting $7,500 bond.

Categories: News
TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.