Arizona's Most Wanted: Armed Robbers Storming Massage Parlor, Pawn Shops
Welcome to another installment of Most Wanted -- New Times' weekly post featuring scofflaws, including suspects in robberies, homicides and assault cases, sex offenders who've absconded, and even "dead beat" parents who aren't shelling out court-ordered child support.
Suspects featured here are presumed innocent -- until a judge or jury says otherwise.
Armed Smash and Grab
On Friday, April 12, 2013 at about 9 a.m., two male suspects entered a Cash America/Super Pawn, this one at 3850 W. Indian School Road in Phoenix, wearing all black clothing and masks.
With their weapons drawn, the suspects immediately ordered the store employees and customers to lie on the ground.
One of the suspects jumped over the counter with a gun in his hand while the other suspect broke the glass display case, removed jewelry and placed it in a black canvas bag.
Both suspects fled the business in an unknown direction.
Witnesses describe the males as being between 20-30 years old, one about 5-foot-1 and 120 pounds, and the other about 6-feet tall and 200 pounds.
Up Next: Gang of Robbers Hit Super Pawn
Armed men storm Super Pawn
This gang of thieves went old school, donning bandanas over their faces like old time stagecoach robbers.
On Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 3:14 p.m., four suspects -- believed to be between 16 and 20 years old -- entered the Super Pawn at 6500 W. Indian School Road in Phoenix.
One suspect, wearing the red hat, stood at the door and pointed a black handgun towards the employees. The other three suspects broke the display case and took jewelry. The suspects all ran west and got into a silver Chevy Cavalier-type vehicle occupied by two additional unknown subjects.
The vehicle was last seen north bound on 67th Avenue.
Up Next: Yet Another Super Pawn Targeted
On Monday, May 20, 2013 at about 10 a.m., with weapons drawn, the suspects entered Cash America/Super Pawn at 4301 W. McDowell Road in Phoenix.
The suspects immediately ordered the store employees and customers to lie on the ground.
One of the suspects jumped on top of the counter with a gun in his hand while the other suspects broke the glass display cases, removed jewelry and placed it in a canvas bag. The suspects fled the business in an unknown direction.
Up Next: Gunman Has Favorite Massage Parlor
On December 5, 2012, May 24, 2013 and July 3, 2013, the same suspect armed with a gun entered the AG Massage Parlor at 6247 E. Main Street in Mesa.
He's between 20 and 25 years old, 5'8", 160-165 pounds and has short brown hair.
During December and May robberies, at 2 p.m. and 7:55 p.m., respectively, the suspect entered the business and pointed a gun at the victim who was behind the counter.
The suspect was wearing a light grey, hooded jacket, stocking cap and large black sunglasses the first time, and a light blue t-shirt, navy pants, light colored baseball cap with "Bass Pro Shop" logo and eyeglasses during the second robbery.
On both occasions, he ordered the victim to let him into the office area where he demanded cash. Once he got it, he fled on foot.
The suspect did the same thing in the third robbery, which occurred at about 6:30 p.m., but also physically assaulted the victim prior to fleeing. The victim did not sustain injuries from the assault.
On July 3, he was wearing a black t-shirt, blue jeans, dark colored baseball cap with "Bass Pro Shop" logo and sunglasses.
If you have a tip on any of these cases, you might be able to muscle as much as $1,000 from Silent Witness. Call 480 W-I-T-N-E-S-S (480-948-6377), or toll free at 1-800-343-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip at silentwitness.org.
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