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MEDIA RELEASE – Aggravated Robbery Arrest

Police Department Press Release

January 24, 2023

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

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

As a result of the victim’s statements, officers were able to identify the suspect as 49-year-old Gilbert Edwin Larson, of Pittsburg. Larson is a subject known to the victim and who had previously 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, battery, misdemeanor theft, and felony criminal damage. He is currently being held in lieu of a $75,000.00 bond.

Anyone having information related to this incident, or other incidents, is urged to contact the Pittsburg Police Department at 620-231-1700, or at our tip line, 620-231-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.