“This one just kind of pulls at the heart strings a little more,” Phoenix Police detective Kim Neis said when talking about a couple of burglars who terrified an elderly couple.
It was Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 at about 5 p.m.
Two men showed up at the home of an 88-year-old man and his 73-year-old wife near 23rd and Glendale avenues.
“They claimed they were offering services,” Neis. “They were trying to trim their trees away from the power lines. But even though the couple refused, the suspects still went into their backyard and walked into the house.”
They knocked down the man, who has cancer and uses a walker to get around, causing cuts to his arm.
The burglars got away in a gray, single-cab Chevy Silverado work truck.
“It’s very sad that people like this look at senior citizens as easy targets instead of respecting them,” Neis said.
Next, the search is on for a man you don’t want anywhere near your kids.
Joshua Lamar Snyder, 34, is wanted for sexual conduct with a minor and molestation of a child.
Snyder violated his probation. His last known address is near Seventh Street and Broadway Road but he also has family in the Camp Verde area.
“He has a distinctive tattoo on his right arm of a cartoon monkey and a tribal band,” Neis said.
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