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Home Invasion Robberies Near Phoenix

Robberies: Phoenix Home Invasion

Robberies happen quite often in Phoenix. However, a home invasion has to be terrifying no matter how common they might be in your area.

According to the police, a resident of a west Phoenix home shot and injured at least one man during a robbery during an early Monday morning incident. Talk about a crappy way to start your week.

Sgt. Trent Trump who is a spokesman with the Phoenix Police said that two or three armed men had broken into a home. The home was located near 83rd Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road. The robbery happened in the early morning around 3:3o.

Sgt. Crump said that the home’s armed home owner confronted and fired at the robbers when they forced entry into his home. One of the men sustained non life threatening injuries. Maybe that will teach them to break into people’s homes.

The men of course fled the scene after that. The investigators said that they think that the man who was being treated at the local hospital for a gunshot wound was involved in the robbery.

The other men involved are still at large.

Robberies in Phoenix

Federal agents are working with the Phoenix police to try to calm down the onset of home invasion robberies that’s been on the rise in Phoenix lately. They have arrested around 70 people since May and had several operations of several groups of behind the crimes.

According to the police the home invasion robberies and kidnappings are tied to smuggling of drugs as well as people across the Mexican border. This happens a lot in Phoenix due to it being so close to the border.

The officials with the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives said that a unit of federal agents have been working with the Phoenix detectives in hopes to break the robbery stings. Most of these have included attackers that have been dressed in dark uniforms and masks which mimics police tactical units.

According to reports, the investigation is called “Operation Gideon”. They use stings as well as other “means” to stop the crews. They charge them with firearms possession and other crimes before they carried out robberies.

According to the reports they included: the seizure of several firearms, ballistic vests, plastic restraints, duct tape, gloves and ski masks, as well as several thousand dollars in cash.

The people who are arrested will face federal firearms, drug trafficking, as well as other charges.

Mayor Phil Gordon’s Statement:

The results are stunning, and meaningful. These people really are the worst of the worst. And now they’re off the streets.

It’s pretty amazing that the detectives and local police are working so well to get things done and making such great progress in such little time. I’m sure the city of Phoenix really feels so much better about this.

However, it’s still pretty unclear how much of an impact the sweep has had. Last month, Police Chief, Jack Harris said that the kidnappings and home invasion robberies have continued without any “significant decrease”. So that’s not the best news. However, if the authorities keep at it hopefully the criminals will see that Phoenix isn’t a place to mess with and they will get caught.

Chief Harris says that in addition to the seventy arrests the federal-state team has made more than 300 arrests since it was created last September which is pretty amazing. The number’s are sure to keep rising.

According to Federal Statistics violent crime in Phoenix is actually down overall. However, police are still alarmed at the home invasion robberies and abductions lately. The victims have been as young as thirteen years old. The victims are even being held for a drug debt or being smuggled across the border. That would be a pretty scary situation for the victim.

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Recent Robberies in Phoenix

Multiple Robberies in Phoenix Lately


On Wednesday Police began looking for three suspects who robbed a Phoenix business at gunpoint. That would probably be a pretty scary hump day for the store employee and owner.


According to the Phoenix police, there were two females as well as a male who went into a business at the Thomas Road and 14th Street. This happened at five o’clock in the evening. The three of them didn’t waste any time and got straight to the point by pointing guns at the two employees.


One of the employees was bound and held at gunpoint on the floor. How scary would that be? The other employee was forced by gunpoint, to unlock the store safe. Then that employee was also tied up and held at gunpoint on the floor.


The police said that at one point during the robbery that one of the suspects fired the handgun into the wall office. Luckily no one was injured. I’m sure they’re all emotionally shaken.


The robbery suspects were reported to take an undisclosed amount of money as well as other property from the business and the employees before they finally left in a gray, full sized, single cab Chevy pickup truck. The truck also had a red colored bed. Which is pretty distinctive it sounds.


The police investigators are hoping someone will know this pretty unique vehicle and help by calling them. They are also hoping to get some information from the surveillance photos.


If anyone has any information on this robbery, the suspects, or the vehicle then please call the Phoenix Police Department Violent Crimes Bureau which can be reached at 602-262-6141 or even the Silent Witness program at 480- WITNESS.


Second Robbery in Phoenix


Police are still searching for a man who was accused of armed robbery back in January. The robbery happened at a Mesa CVS Pharmacy.


According to the Silent Witness program, the man had grabbed a few items from the store and then went to threaten the working cashier with a folding knife he had. The clerk handed the robber over the money and then the suspect fled the store. The man was last seen walking southbound from the store.


Suspect’s Description

The suspect is described as a white man with freckles, a reddish-blonde goatee and shaved hair. He is believed to be about 20-25 years old, 150 pounds and 5 feet, 7 inches tall.

He was last seen wearing a black shirt with lettering on the back, faded black jeans with a skull on the left leg, a black bandana on his neck, black shoes and a flat-rimmed hat with a logo.


Police are also asking that if you have any information on this robbery then they are offering a $1,000 reward if you come forward to help with any information at all, call SILENT WITNESS.


Third Phoenix Robbery Recently

As a mother, I’m all about family togetherness and always up for family time. However, I do not think robbing stores together is such a good way to bond.


Four people, including a man and his two daughters were arrested for shoplifting and then returning items for the cash and gift cards. This is why it makes it hard on the GOOD people to return things they BOUGHT and paid for.


The Phoenix Police investigators said that they recieved the information from “Toys R Us” about the shoplifting crew who was making fraudulent merchandise returns. How horrible would you have to be to steal from a child’s store?


The Phoenix Detectives were able to work closely with the Toys R Us and were able to identify the suspects. They then began to gather surveillance on the suspects.


According to the police, forty-four year old, Lester Kilpatrick and his twenty-two year old daughter, Amanda Kilpatrick were actually spotted stealing from several stores in the Metro Phoenix area. They would then return the items for a refund later.


One of the time, a refund had been put on a gift card which the suspects sold at a nearby gift card reseller. Police said that they would then go to purchase heroin with the cash they recieved.


The detectives were also able to confirm that there was another daughter involved. She was twenty-one year old Jordan Kilpatrick and a twenty-year old, Brandon Muchow often went along with the group.


Police said that in one of the incidents that the four of the suspects actually went to one of the local department stores and shoplifted several large bags of clothing. They then went to a nearby location and would sort the items and return them separately. They did this with over two hundred dollars worth of merchandise.


Luckily the police were able to arrest all four of the suspects after they made a fraudulent return. During the interview with the detectives, the family didn’t try to deny what they had done. All four of them admitted to what they did and claimed that they did this to support their $40 a day drug habit each one of them had. If they didn’t they would become ill from the withdrawal symptoms.


According to the family of suspects, they had been shoplifting an average of seven days a week for over three years. They had a pretty good run at it I suppose.


There was actually another person identified, however they weren’t detained for whatever reason. The Police said that person is dependent on the shoplifting operation so they can feed their drug addiction.


The police also said that the family would steal over $72,000 per year just to satisfy their daily drug habits. How crazy ridiculous is that? Did no one see or try to help this family?


Lester and Jordan Kilpatrick as well as Brandon Muchow were all booked into jail and will now face several counts of organized retail theft and refund fraud. Amanda Kilpatrick was also put into jail however she was later released due to a medical condition.


The investigation is ongoing at this time, according to the local authorities.


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Multiple Robberies in Phoenix

Police Searching for Robberies Suspects

According to the Tempe police, there have been three people arrested and two other people are still at large after a string of robberies in Phoenix as well as Tempe.

Spokesman, Lt. Michael Pooley stated that in the early morning of 1:30 a.m. a Whataburger was robbed. It was located at 48th Street and Broadway Road in Phoenix. There was also a carjacking in Phoenix on 40th Street, south of Baseline Road. Tempe was also busy, with another robbery of a person at Priest and Elliot roads.

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office was able to locate and then tried to stop a suspect in a vehicle which was in the town of Guadalupe. However the vehicle ran from the police. According to Lt. Pooley, there was a police helicopter that had to be brought in to help with the search. The helicopter followed the suspects to the area of Ninth Street and Farmer Avenue which is in Tempe. Three people then jumped from the vehicle and started running away on foot.

Suspects of Robberies Flee Scene

The vehicle was still running at the time and then crashed into a moving train. Talk about a messy situation. There was luckily no injuries from the crash. Pooley said that there were three people found and then taken into custody.

The two people who stole the Nissan Altima are still at large at this time.

Police Arrest Robberies Suspects

Talk about a busy month or so in Phoenix. The Phoenix police say that five teenage boys are now in custody after they were arrested for multiple armed robberies.

Officer James Holmes say that the officers was able to arrest the five teenagers after they were found in a pickup truck that matched a description of a suspect vehicle from three robberies reported earlier in the week.

Of course the young men ran from the truck. Luckily the police were able to quickly apprehend the two males. The officers then found three more people hiding in the trash cans in the back yard of a home around an hour later.

Officer Holmes said that a police dog bit one of the teenagers due to the fact that the young man was refusing to comply with police commands.

Officer Holmes also said that the three teenagers were suspect of at least five armed robberies and that it’s possible that, that number could rise to a total of seven armed robberies.


Police Find Robberies Suspects

Police search long and hard for people who do crimes. You never know what kind of situation you’ll come across. Now the police have arrested five robbery suspects. They were arrested near 55th and Southern Avenues. They have been linked to at least five crimes at this time.

The suspects ages range from 14 to 16 years old. How crazy is it that these KIDS have already started a life of crime? The 14 and 16 year olds are linked to at least five robberies.

ABC15 NEWS Quote

ABC15 video showed one man, who was wearing dark shorts and no shirt, in a backyard of a Laveen home taken away by police. A second individual was also seen taken into custody; that individual was wearing a dark shirt and jeans. A third subject, wearing red shorts and no shirt, was also taken into custody but taken away in an ambulance after he was injured by a police canine. A white truck, with three doors open, was also spotted in the area surrounded by police.

According to the police, the weapons were tossed from the suspect vehicle. Police went door to door searching the neighborhood.



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