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Overnight Phoenix Robberies
Crime rates are going up and people are being shot over nothing even more. Robberies are a daily occurrence. Police brutality is at an all time high and crime against police officers is always rising. This country is divided and Phoenix seems to never catch a break from the crime.
There were three people shot in two separate armed robberies. The robberies happened withing just moments of each other. This happened overnight in Phoenix. The police are saying that there were at least five other robberies in Phoenix in June. They believe that the same three suspects are behind all of these robberies.
According to the reports , the first robbery happened on a Wednesday and was located near 24th Street and McDowell Road at the 7-Eleven. The first robbery happened just before 1 o’clock in the morning. The Phoenix police officers arrived to the the robbery call and saw that a clerk had been shot in the leg. The Phoenix Police also say that the suspects left the scene in a newer, red, four door sedan vehicle. The car had light colored trim on the edge of the driver’s side.
Robberies Happen in Phoenix
According to the reports, around 1:15 a.m. on Wednesday the officers were called to the Circle K near 23rd Avenue and Thomas Road. The officers have stated that there was an armed man who robbed the Circle K and then shot the clerk and a customer. The customer, reportedly “exchanged gunfire” with the suspect.
The on scene investigators say that the clerk and customer suffered from non-life threatening injuries. According to the responding officers, the suspect jumped into a car that was waiting on him or her and sped away from the scene.
Police say five other robberies are also tied to the same group of men:
The first suspect is described as an African American man of an unknown age.
The second suspect is described as a Hispanic man in his early 20s who has black hair and was wearing a red bandana over his face.
The third suspect is described as a Caucasian or Hispanic man of an unknown age.
Seven robberies are being tied to all three men:
June 1, 9:37 p.m.: Subway (32nd Street and Thomas Road) – First suspect was armed with a machete.
June 6, 8:16 p.m.: Exxon (32nd Street and Van Buren Street) – Second suspect was armed with a silver handgun and ziptied employees.
June 17, 3:05 a.m.: Mobil (Indian School Road and Maryvale Parkway) – A suspect fired shots at the store clerk.
June 20, 8:48 p.m.: Panda Express (16th Street and Glendale Avenue) – First suspect fires a shot, points the gun at an employee and then flees in a gray truck.
June 20, 9:50 p.m.: 7-Eleven (67th Avenue and Camelback Road) – First suspect shows a weapon and points it at a store clerk.
June 22, 12:41 a.m.: 7-Eleven (24th Street and McDowell Road) – Second suspect shoots a store clerk in the leg before fleeing in a red 4-door vehicle.
June 22, 1:19 a.m.: Circle K (23rd Avenue and Thomas Road) – Second suspect shoots a store clerk in the arm. An armed customer inside the store shoots back, but was also struck in the leg.
Police are asking that if anyone has any information about the robberies to please call Silent Witness at (480) WITNESS or (480) TESTIGO. There is a reward being offered, $1,000.
Phoenix Police Investigating Robberies
The Phoenix Police are now investigating an armed confrontation at an Ahwatukee grocery store.
Sgt. Jonathan Howard stated that the officers were looking around the neighborhood near Chandler Boulevard and 44th Street for two men. They had threatened a man with a gun after stealing from the store.
Police swarmed the Safeway at 40th Street and Chandler Boulevard. Sgt. Howard said that the investigators were still trying to get detailed descriptions of suspects.
The police decided to close the Chandler Boulevard for the investigation to take place, the road was later re-opened.
The Phoenix police hope to have the surveillance video from the store very soon. Luckily there were no injuries reported and the store is remaining open for business.
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