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Mesa police arrest three suspected of grocery store robberies

From left, suspects Jessica Rotar, Matthre Lybarger and Melissa Gregg are shown. (Mesa Police Department Photos)

PHOENIX — Three people have been arrested on suspicion of robbing customers at gunpoint in Mesa grocery store parking lots, police said.

The robberies began Nov. 4 at the WinCo Foods on Southern Avenue and Power Road. Police said one masked suspect would hold up the victim at gunpoint and then flee in a waiting vehicle.

The suspects allegedly committed five robberies in total.

Police said stolen items were found in the suspects’ residence.

All the suspects — Jessica Rotar, Melisssa Gregg and Matthew Lybarger — face armed robbery charges. Lybarger faces two additional drug charges.

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