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UPDATE: December 17, 2012

Suspects are shown while allegedly robbing a Cash America Super Pawn location. (Silent Witness)

UPDATE: Silent Witness is now offering a $10,000 reward for information in this case.

Five suspects. Phoenix Police Sgt. Darren Burch said that means five people who may have talked about their crime.

"This is referred to as a 'take-down robbery,'" he said. "This is very violent blitz attack where you have more than one person come into the store and you order everyone down on the ground. This is the kind of thing you see on T.V. and we don't have very many of these, thank God."

But we had one on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012 at the Cash America Super Pawn at 59th Avenue and Camelback. It was 6:45 p.m.

"One suspect has a gun and he immediately controls the employees and customers while the other four are smashing the glass to the jewelry cases and quickly putting everything into one container. They're out of there in less than a minute," said Burch.

They were all dressed in dark hoodies and gloves.

To read more about this case, click here.


Our next case is also a robbery, but an entirely different style. They're called the Ninja Bandits.

"Two suspects have committed 14 robberies since Nov. 6, 2012," said Burch. "They only hit Circle K's and Walgreens."

They go after cigarettes both behind the counter and even the displays. Only recently have they started taking cash as well. They don't show weapons but they do physically force the clerk to comply.

To read more about this case, click here.

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More on what you do (at work): I put up with Mac & Gaydos every day as well as writing and anchoring newscasts and doing some reporting. I also produce Silent Witness which airs every Monday morning.

Education: I started in radio during high school and kept with it. I also graduated from modeling school, but quickly realized it isn't what I love to do…radio is.

Family: Married. One pet…a cat named Molly (but she thinks her name is Princess).

Favorite food: I love anything cheesy or chocolatey.

Favorite spot in Arizona: Our family cabin in Strawberry.

Favorite news memory: Too many to list but I remember one time I helped rescue a litter of puppies found in a hole on an empty lot…

Favorite movie: I like too many to list any one as a favorite. I don't like sad movies so my LEAST favorite is Marley & Me!

First job: Washing dishes at the restaurant my friend's parents owned when I was 13.

First concert: Rick Springfield at the Arizona State Fair in 1981.

#1 sports team: Suns, Diamondbacks and Cardinals

Outside interests: I sing with the band at church, I bake, I read and I treasure hunt at thrift stores and yard sales. I also love to travel…but not if I have to drive.

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