Worker smashes coffee pot over head of Pa. robber

December 14, 2011 - 2:50 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police say a worker at a drive-thru coffee shop near Pittsburgh smashed a glass pot over the head of a man who tried to climb through the window to rob the business.

Police in Ross Township have continued to look for the man who tried to rob the Island Bean coffee shop in Ross Township, north of the city. They also say the encounter was caught on surveillance video.

Police say workers at first fought back by throwing towels at the man Wednesday morning. When that didn't work, one worker hit him in the head with the pot.

Authorities believe the man sped away in a stolen car.

The workers were unhurt, and police are still investigating.