Detectives have dubbed him the Mummy Bandit.
“He’s wrapped himself in cloths, shirts and other things to try to conceal his identity,” said Phoenix Police Sgt. Derek Elmore. “You cover yourself up but your mannerisms, your characteristics and all that stuff are still out there. People can still tell who you are even though you’ve tried to hide your identity.”
The suspect entered the Circle K on 27th Avenue north of Indian School on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. He immediately located the clerk, put a knife to her throat and forced her to the registers. She opened one and the man grabbed the money. She wasn’t able to open the second register so he jumped back over the counter and fled on foot.
And while this guy tried to conceal his identity, Elmore said he wasn’t completely successful.
“He’s a black male with the towels wrapped around his face and head but he had on some distinct Nike shoes,” he said. “They’re the older style, low-cut, dark in color with a white stripe and white bottoms.”