Local Armed Robbery in Phoenix
Police are investigating an armed robbery involving two suspects at a coin business near Tatum and Greenway on Friday. Officials say the business owner shot one suspect, then held both suspects at gunpoint until officers arrived at the scene.
Authorities say the male suspect was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries, while a female suspect was detained at the scene.
According to Phoenix police, all suspects involved are in custody with no outstanding suspects.
This is an active investigation. No names have been released in this case.
FBI Search for Phoenix Robbery Suspects
The FBI is trying to find two unrelated bank robbery suspects who have both struck multiple banks in the Phoenix area.
The first robbery, on Jan. 31, was committed by a man who walked into a Chase Bank on Indian School Road near 107th Avenue in Avondale, officials said. The man handed the teller a note demanding money, then made off with an unknown amount of money, the FBI said.
Later that day, the same suspect entered a Chase Bank branch near 59th Avenue and Thomas Road in Phoenix and passed along a similar note. Again, he made off with an unspecified amount of cash, according to the FBI.
The FBI released surveillance camera photos showing the man wearing a black baseball cap, sport sunglasses with dark lenses, and a light colored sweatshirt with red, white and dark colored stripes along the chest and arms.
Female Robbery Suspect
FBI agents are also looking for a woman who robbed two banks in Phoenix on Feb. 10.
The suspect entered the Academy Bank at 15th Avenue and Bethany Home Road in Phoenix and showed the teller a handgun while passing a note demanding money, FBI officials said. The female suspect left with an unknown amount of money.
She then went to the Alaska Federal Credit Union, near 44th Street and Indian School Road in Phoenix, according to the FBI. The lady then handed a note demanding money to a teller and again brandished a firearm before making off with an unknown amount of money.
The FBI released surveillance photos of the woman. She was seen wearing a white, long-sleeved shirt and dark blue jeans, along with a black purse. She carried a black handgun at both robberies.
Anyone with information regarding the identity of either of the suspects is asked to contact the FBI’s Phoenix Field Office at (623) 466-1999, submit tips online at tips.fbi.gov, or contact Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS (480-948-6377).
Teens Shot During Robbery Incident
Police say two teenagers are in critical condition after a man shot them following a reported robbery in north Phoenix.
Phoenix police say two 15-year-old boys walked into a business and stole some items Saturday night.
As they walked away from the business, police say an unidentified man confronted the teens in the parking lot about the stolen items and the boys began to attack him.
The man then shot the two boys.
Police haven’t released the shooter’s name, but say he isn’t an employee at the business.
They say the unidentified boys suffered injuries that aren’t life-threatening.
Suspects Arrested In bank Robbery Case
Two suspects are in police custody following a bank robbery in north Phoenix Tuesday morning.
According to Phoenix police, at 11:30 a.m. officers responded to a report of a bank robbery in the area of Tatum Boulevard and Greenway Road.
Officers in the area located the suspect’s vehicle fleeing southbound from the scene.
An air unit followed the suspect’s vehicle near 7th Street and Thunderbird Road where the driver was taken into custody, according to police.
Police said the passenger fled on foot but was located and detained without incident.
No injuries were reported in the incident.
The FBI’s Bank Robbery Task Force is investigating, police said.
Police Arrest Four People Connected in Robbery Case
Phoenix police detained four people on Tuesday after a drawn-out and dangerous cross-Valley chase where one suspect fled into a neighborhood and another car-jacked a woman and sped into Phoenix, narrowly avoiding pedestrians at the onset of rush-hour.
Officers had been searching for the Audi sedan involved in the Tuesday chase “for several weeks” after it had been taken in an armed robbery and then used for a separate commercial burglary, Phoenix police said.
Police spotted the car Tuesday afternoon near 2400 E. Indian School Road, at which point the driver and three occupants traveled into the West Valley before returning east toward Phoenix more than an hour later.
News station video feeds showed the sedan navigating surface streets near Litchfield Road and Van Buren Street about 2:45 p.m.
At times, the vehicle made U-turns, cut through parking lots and sped through traffic in the middle lane. About 2:50 p.m., a person in the vehicle jumped out and fled into a residential area in Avondale.
That person was possibly armed with a long gun and remained at large until about 5:30 p.m., when police confirmed he had been located and arrested without further incident.
The driver, though, continued driving on residential and busy city streets with the other two occupants,weaving in and out of traffic.
According to reports, the driver finally stopped his vehicle and approached a woman who was in a white truck. He then forced her out of the vehicle and then fled the scene.
Police said that there were two other people from the abandoned Audi. They were detained at the scene.
The man who took the truck smashed through the intersection, drove on the median, and picked up speed onto a Valley freeway, heading east on Interstate 10 toward Phoenix.
The driver exited onto 35th Avenue and sped through residential areas as pedestrians walked on sidewalks and crossed streets before turning around and heading north.
He turned east on McDowell Road by the Arizona State Fairgrounds and continued through central Phoenix. At 3:30 p.m., roughly an hour after the chase began, the vehicle was near the light-rail station at 19th Avenue and Camelback Road as rush-hour traffic intensified.
At several points, the truck came close to pedestrians and the driver could be seen stopping at a crosswalk with several people passing in front.
The driver repeatedly stopped the truck, sped backwards on residential streets, and, at about 3:40 p.m., parked near the Monte Vista apartments in the area of Peoria and 19th avenues. He then ran into a residence.
Authorities swarmed the entryway and arrested the suspect at about 3:40 p.m.
Police did not immediately provide the names of the suspects, saying additional information would be expected Wednesday morning. Investigators also said the suspects were believed to have been the same suspects from the initial robbery.
No officers, pedestrians or motorists reported any injuries from the incident.
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