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Robberies Near Phoenix

Police Investigate Robberies

Phoenix has seen a string of Home invasion robberies. Especially since May of 2017. The scary part of that is, these home invasions are sometimes linked to human trafficking. Not all of them of course, but a large number of them are.

The Baltimore County Police have charged three men for their involvement in a May 18th home invasion robbery. This happened in the Phoenix area.

According to the reports, twenty year old, Anthony Denicolis was charged with armed robbery for the robber in the 12400 block of Wolbert Way. He was also charged with Burglary, first degree assault, animal cruelty, and two counts of second degree assault.

Two other men were also charged, nineteen year old, Ronald Joseph Horvitz Jr and nineteen year old, Richard Peter Jaffray III with armed robbery and first degree assault. Not a great way to start adulthood.

Police say that the men entered the home of Mark and Renee Greene which around four o’clock in the morning and killed the family’s dog. The dog was a tiny little Shih Tzu and was killed with a baseball bat. According to the reports, they approached forty-two year old Mark Greene who was sleeping on the couch at the time. They wielded a kitchen knife at him.

According to Cpl. Vickie Warehime who is a police spokeswoman, they awakened thirty-three year old, Renee Greene who was asleep upstairs. They then forced her downstairs. She luckily was able to escape and made it to a neighbors house and was able to call 911.

Family Dollar Robbery

When you think of Family Dollar, you think of family friendly store. If you think of robbing a family store you must be pretty darn low in life.

Police are now looking for a man that’s apparently reached that point in life. He’s recently robbed a Valley Family Dollar store.

Phoenix police say that a robbery recently happened near, 16th Street and McDowell. This happened on June 17th. The suspect walked up to the cashier’s counter to pay for an item, however when the clerk tried to put the money into the register the suspect reached over the counter and stole the cash tray.

Police say the suspect is described as a male, Black or Hispanic man. He’s around twenty years old. He’s around 5’11 and weighs around 200 pounds.

Hopefully they find this man who prays on a story that strives to help low income families. Why would they want to take from the people that already have the least?

Circle K Robbery

Another robbery happened in Phoenix.  Silent Witness need the public’s help finding the suspect though. The male suspect casually walked out of a Phoenix Circle K with the cash drawer.

On May 17th just after 8 in the evening, police say that a Hispanic man had entered the Circle K near Broadway Road and Central Avenue.

The man then walked behind the counter after the clerk refused to sell him cigarettes. He then told the clerk to open the register and ended up taking the entire cash drawer. Greedy and rude.

You could see from the surveillance video that the suspect walked out of the store with the drawer. The suspect was last seen going west on Broadway Road.

The man was described as a five foot, six inch tall man. He weighed around 135 pounds, so very slender built. He was last seen wearing a green jacket and blue jeans. He was wearing a white Diamondbacks hat.


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