Updated Mar 27, 2012 - 11:36 am
March 19, 2012
AHWATUKEE, Ariz. - Phoenix Police Sergeant Darren Burch says officers are looking for two suspects who robbed an armored truck driver Friday, June 12th at a Desert Schools Federal Credit Union at 49th Street and Ray Road. The driver was making a cash drop.
When the driver was approached by two suspects, a black man and a white man, they both were armed with rifles and they demanded the victim's money bag.
The Driver complied and the two suspects took off in a stolen pickup which was later found abandoned at a nearby apartment complex.
Sgt. Burch calls it a brazen attack that could have hurt or killed innocent bystanders.
"The suspects were armed with rifles and in broad daylight, on a Friday afternoon, in a very busy Ahwatukee area and they confronted an armed victim," said Burch. The possibility of a fire fight or a gun battle was huge. With it being a Friday lunch hour at a bank, Sgt. Burch believes there had to be a lot of potential witnesses.
"That's what our hope is," said Burch. "We're assuming there's gotta be people that saw what was going on and might have seen these suspects leave the stolen vehicle and get into another vehicle in the area."
Both of the men, one of them black and the other white, are described as being in their 20's and having medium builds.
Anyone with information is asked to call Silent Witness at (480) WITNESS.