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Phoenix police looking for 2 suspects in separate 2016 holdups

Mar 14, 2022, 10:30 AM
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This article originally appeared July 31, 2017.

The man who walked into the Walgreens at Seventh Street and McDowell Road on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, might as well have been wearing a sign that said, “Here comes trouble.”

“The suspect actually wore a green camouflage hooded sweater,” Phoenix Police Detective Kim Neis said. “So definitely something suspicious when somebody’s wearing that type of clothing in August in Phoenix.”

The man acted like a shopper, grabbed a pack of gum and brought it up to the counter.

“And then when the register opened, he pulled out a gun and demanded all the money,” Neis said.

The clerk gave him the cash and the guy took off in an early 2000s maroon Mercury four-door sedan.

Read more about this case here.


Next, what you say can get you in a lot of trouble. On Sunday, April 2 at about 9 p.m., the clerk at the Circle K at 36th Street and Indian School Road was locking the front doors when our suspect showed up.

“He tried to push on the doors, saying ‘This is a robbery,’ but the clerk was able to get the doors closed and locked.”

Neis said that even though he never got in, “Just by saying, ‘This is a robbery’ makes it an attempted robbery even though there was no property stolen. Just the mere statement of it makes it a crime.”

This suspect appeared to only be about 16 years old. He stands about 5-foot-6 and is of average weight. He has tattoos on the left side of his neck and on his left forearm.

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Phoenix police looking for 2 suspects in separate 2016 holdups