By Ryan Smith


Meadville police are searching for the suspect in an armed robbery early Saturday at Bosco’s Restaurant and Bar on Lincoln Avenue.

The robbery marks the second such crime to happen in Crawford County in as many days.

Meadville City Police Department reported a male walked into the bar’s front door just after it closed at 2 a.m. and, brandishing a small handgun, forced the bartender to turn over an undisclosed amount of money.

He reportedly fled after ordering her to lay on the floor behind the bar’s counter.

There were no injuries.

The suspect is described as being between 5-feet-8-inches and 5-feet-10-inches tall; he was reportedly wearing black baggy coat that was covering his face at the time of the robbery.

Bosco’s owner Gary Bosco said Saturday the armed robbery was the first at his establishment. “I’m not happy,” he

said. “It was done at gunpoint, which is no joke.”

Bosco declined to comment on the amount of money that was stolen, citing the ongoing investigation.

Asked if he had any words for the suspect, he said the Tribune “wouldn’t be able to print that.”

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call city police at 724-6100.

Police also continue searching for the suspect in an armed robbery late Thursday at a Saegertown convenience store.

Pennsylvania State Police at Meadville reported a man with a handgun entered the Kwik Fill on Main Street in the borough at about 11:20 p.m. that night as two employees were closing the store.

He reportedly forced one employee to remove an undisclosed amount of money from the store’s safe and made both employees lie on the ground as he left.

Neither employee was injured, according to police.

That suspect is described as being a white male and approximately 6 feet tall with a husky build; he was reportedly wearing dark-colored clothing at the time of the robbery.

Anyone with information about that robbery is asked to call state police at 332-6911.

Ryan Smith can be reached at 724-6370 or by e-mail at

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