SILENT WITNESS

Tempe robbery suspect got more than he bargained for in 2015

Sep 28, 2020, 10:30 AM | Updated: 10:36 am
(Public Domain Pictures Photo)...
(Public Domain Pictures Photo)
(Public Domain Pictures Photo)

An armed robbery suspect wearing a black garbage bag hit the Chevron at Guadalupe and Kyrene roads in Tempe.

It was March 22, 2015, just before 6:30 a.m. The robber walked behind the counter, pretended to have a weapon and demanded money from the cashier.

Instead, the cashier grabbed him. The fight was on.

(Surveillance Photo)

“The trash bag and other items were ripped off,” Phoenix Police Sgt. Derek Elmore said.

“The suspect then realized he wasn’t going to get what he wanted so he grabbed his stuff and walked out of the store.”


Our next case is a home burglary from Feb. 11, 2015. The victim has put up his own money in hopes of catching the burglars.

It happened in a Glendale neighborhood near 45th and Northern avenues. Several guns, ammo, crossbows, electronics and other personal items were stolen from a veteran who served in the Army for 30 years.

The thieves were very careful.

“There’s not a lot we can do without fingerprints, DNA or an eyewitness who saw them,” Elmore said.

The homeowner, who’s worried about criminals having his weapons, has put up a huge Silent Witness banner and fliers in front of his house.

Read more about this case.

This article originally appeared April 27, 2015.

Silent Witness

(Unsplash Photo)...
Jayme West

Arson is common element in Phoenix burglaries in 2021, 2019

Two burglary suspects in Phoenix are also accused of setting fires inside the businesses they stole from in separate incidents in the past two-plus years.
6 days ago
(Pexels Photo)...
Jayme West

Thieves make off with computer, cigarettes in separate Phoenix crimes in 2019, 2020

Police are searching for clue to the the identities of a thief who made off with a computer and a tablet from a Phoenix restaurant in 2019. In another case, two suspects stole cigarettes from a convenience store in 2020.
13 days ago
(Facebook File Photo/Phoenix Police Department)...
KTAR.com

Phoenix police find 2 dead, 1 critically injured with gunshot wounds

Phoenix police are conducting a homicide investigation after two men were found dead and another was critically injured with gunshot wounds on Saturday morning.
22 days ago
(Pexels Photo)...
Jayme West

Phoenix police search for suspects in jewelry store robbery, phone store assault in 2020

Police in Phoenix are looking for a man suspected of robbing a jewelry store and another who tried to rob a cellphone store, both in late 2020.
27 days ago
(Photo provided by the Phoenix Police Department)...
KTAR.com

Silver Alert canceled after missing 76-year-old man found in Phoenix

A Silver Alert that was issued for a 76-year-old man last seen near 43rd Avenue and Thomas Road on Saturday in Phoenix was canceled.
29 days ago
Nissa Thomas, 35. died Friday night from a shooting under Interstate 17 and Cactus Road. (Photo pro...
KTAR.com

Phoenix police investigate shooting that leaves woman dead, man hospitalized

Phoenix police are in the early stages of a homicide investigation after a woman was found dead and a man was injured on Friday night. 
29 days ago

Sponsored Articles

...
Day & Night Air

Tips to lower your energy bill in the Arizona heat

Does your summer electric bill make you groan? Are you looking for effective ways to reduce your bill?
...
Arizona Division of Problem Gambling

Arizona Division of Problem Gambling provides exclusion solution for young sports bettors

Sports betting in Arizona opened a new world to young adults, one where putting down money on games was as easy as sending a text message.
...
By Dr. Richard Carmona

Now’s a great time to receive your COVID-19 vaccine

If you haven’t received a COVID-19 vaccine yet, now’s the time to join many other of your fellow Arizonans who are doing so right now. No one will criticize you; there is no shame. In fact, you’ll be welcomed with smiles and open arms!
Tempe robbery suspect got more than he bargained for in 2015