Police searching for leads in pair of 2016 Phoenix parking lot robberies

Nov 1, 2021, 10:30 AM
(Pixabay Photo)...
(Pixabay Photo)
(Pixabay Photo)

This article originally appeared Jan. 23, 2017.

Two different parking lot armed robberies and two very distinctive suspect descriptions.

First, we head to the Metrocenter Mall area of Phoenix and the parking lot of First Pawn. It was Monday afternoon, Jan. 6, 2016.

Phoenix Police Sgt. Jamie Rothschild said the suspect is about 35 years old.

“What’s distinctive about him is that he appears to have several tattoos — a swastika on the back of his head, flames around his neck and an SS on the right side of his cheek.”

He pretended to have a gun under his jacket and robbed a 19-year-old of his laptop in the parking lot but before that, he went into the pawn shop. That’s why we have crystal-clear pictures.

Read more about this case here.

Our next crime happened outside the IHOP on 44th Street south of Thomas Road about 4:30 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016.

Two men entered the lobby of the restaurant.

“And what really should have drawn attention to [one of the suspects] is he was wearing a ballistic vest, a bulletproof vest,” Rothschild said.

“He didn’t have it strapped on, it was just hanging loosely around his neck.”

The men followed two customers out of the restaurant and into the parking lot, where they struck one of the victims in the face with a long rifle.

They robbed both victims before making their getaway in a black Chevy SUV that was described as having a loud muffler, large rims and several license plate lights.

Read more about this case here.

Silent Witness

(Pixabay Photo)...
Jayme West

Phoenix police looking for leads in 2009 murder, 2016 robbery

Phoenix police are looking for leads in the brutal 2009 murder of an elderly homeless man and the 2016 robbery of a 59-year-old man.
1 day ago
(Facebook File Photo/Phoenix Police Department)...

Phoenix police investigating death of woman following single-vehicle car crash

Phoenix police are investigating the death of a 21-year-old woman following a single-vehicle car accident early Sunday, authorities said.
2 days ago
(Gilbert Police Department photo)...

Gilbert Police Department hoping for leads in 1991 missing persons cold case

It's been more than 30 years since the disappearance of 23-year-old Gilbert resident Lisa Jameson, and police are still hoping for tips that may lead to solving the case.
3 days ago
(Pixabay Photo)...

Police investigate death of 27-year-old man found in Phoenix

Police are investigating the death of a 27-year-old man found in Phoenix Thursday morning.
4 days ago
(Pexels Photo)...
Jayme West

Chandler police hoping public has clues to solve 2000 murder

The Chandler Police Department is hoping someone out there saw something on Halloween in 2000 when a man was killed after leaving a bar.
8 days ago
(Twitter File Photo/@PhoenixPolice)...
Jayme West

Phoenix police looking for leads in 2016 murder, 2017 assault

Phoenix police are looking for leads in the shooting of a 19-year-old man and the unrelated assault of a 79-year-old man and hope the public can help.
15 days ago

Sponsored Articles


Thyroid issues: Here are the warning signs and what to do

In a 100-person office in the United States, an estimated 12 co-workers, employees and loved ones, will likely develop a thyroid condition during their lifetime. That’s because, according to the American Thyroid Association, more than 12% of the U.S. population will experience thyroid issues.

How your family can explore the Musical Instrument Museum

Whether you want to spend a day with family, do crafts with kids at home, or have an adult night out, the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix has options. As the world’s only global musical instrument museum, MIM offers interactive and immersive exhibits to foster an appreciation of different cultures and their instruments. “A visit […]
PNC Bank

3 cool tips to turn everyday moments into learning experiences for your child

Early brain development has a crucial impact on a child’s ability to learn and succeed in school and life. Research has shown that 90% of a child’s brain is developed by age five.
Police searching for leads in pair of 2016 Phoenix parking lot robberies