A series of three armed robberies at convenience stores is being investigated by the Phoenix Police Department.
It happened early Thursday morning, and the three suspects alternated roles at every stop, said Sgt. Vincent Lewis with Phoenix PD. Two suspects would enter each store armed with a long barrel hunting style rifle and demand money. The third suspect would stay in the car.
The first robbery happened at a store near 14th Avenue and Thomas Road around 1 a.m. The men then robbed a store at Central Avenue and Buckeye Road at 1:45 a.m. and then a third store near 54th Avenue and Indian School by 2 a.m.
The three suspects are described as being 20 to 25 years old. The first is Hispanic and was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt over a white athletic jersey, camouflage shorts and black shoes.
A second man is also Hispanic and is thought to be 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing around 200 pounds or more. He was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, black hat and red shoes.
A third suspect is Black, around 6 feet tall and weighing 175 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark jacket over a black and white striped hooded sweatshirt, black pants and tennis shoes.
After completing the three robberies, the men were involved in a hit-and-run collision near 19th Avenue and Missouri Avenue. The maroon minivan was later recovered.
Anyone with information is asked to call Silent Witness at (480) W-I-T-N-E-S-S or for Spanish call (480) T-E-S-T-I-G-O. Callers can remain anonymous and can earn a reward up to $1000.