Mesa Police Arrest Tobacco Store Robber

February 26, 2008

photo of Oscar GreyOn February 25, 2008, investigators arrested 21-year-old Oscar Bobby Grey of Mesa in connection with the February 19 robbery of a north Mesa tobacco store.

On February 19, 2008 at 7:14 pm, Grey allegedly entered the Tobacco and Pipes Plus store located at 1057 N. Mesa Drive armed with a gun. He pointed the gun at a store employee and demanded money from the cash register. After taking an undisclosed amount of cash from the store, Grey fled the scene in a car being driven by an unidentified male suspect.

Investigators discovered that Grey was dropped off at an apartment complex near the scene of the crime. He shed some of his clothing and borrowed a cell phone from an uninvolved third party. He allegedly called his girlfriend for a ride home. Witnesses later saw Grey getting into his girlfriends SUV at the apartment complex. Investigators discovered items of evidence at the apartment complex linking Grey to the armed robbery.

During a post arrest interview, Grey admitted to the robbery. Grey was subsequently booked on suspicion of Armed robbery. As of this writing, his bond and release status are unknown.



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