Police: Man aimed gun at 5-year-old girl during Phoenix robbery

Jan 13, 2015, 2:49 PM | Updated: 2:49 pm

PHOENIX — Police are offering a $1,000 for information on a suspect who allegedly pointed a gun at a 5-year-old girl’s head during a robbery and threatened to kill her.

The girl and her 54-year-old father picked up a prescription on Nov. 21 at a Walgreens Pharmacy near 36th Street and Thomas Road. They were pulling into the driveway on the father’s electric wheelchair when the suspect approached them from behind.

The suspect allegedly pointed a gun at the man’s head and demanded the drugs.

“The victim didn’t respond fast enough, so the suspect took the handgun and put it in the face of the child and threatened to shoot her if the victim didn’t get the prescription meds,” Officer James Holmes with Phoenix Police said.

After being given the drugs, the man fled the area. The getaway car may have been a white or silver 2000 Ford Taurus with faded or oxidized paint. It was driven by a man in his late 20s.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

KTAR’s Martha Maurer contributed to this report.

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Police: Man aimed gun at 5-year-old girl during Phoenix robbery