Suspect Arrested For Armed Robbery After Threatening With A Knife

April 14, 2008

photo of Malcolm JonesOn April 12, 2008 at 2:10 a.m., the Mesa Police Department arrested 21-year-old Malcolm Gerard Jones of Mesa on suspicion of armed robbery at 2010 E. Main Street.

Officers responded to the 7-11 convenience store at 2010 E. Main Street after the store clerk called police to report a possible armed robbery of a customer. The investigation revealed that the 34-year-old male victim was inside the 7-11 when Jones approached him from behind. Jones grabbed the victim around his neck with one arm, demanded money, and held a knife to the victim's abdomen with his other hand.

The victim was able to free himself before Jones could stab him and immediately contacted a store employee at which point the police were called. Jones did not obtain money from the victim; however, he did remain in the store until police arrived.

Upon arrival, a patrol officer located Jones inside the store, standing at the front counter. Jones was positively identified as the suspect and officers located an open pocket knife on his person that was allegedly used during the commission of the crime. At the time of his capture, Jones showed physical signs of heavy alcohol impairment. Jones was booked on suspicion of Armed Robbery. 



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