Mesa Police Seek Assistance In Identifying Robbery Suspect

February 19, 2009

The Mesa Police Department is currently seeking information to identify a robbery suspect responsible for five Mesa robberies. The first robbery occurred on Friday, February 6 at 7:00 p.m. at the Payday Loan located at 1155 S. Power Road. The suspect entered the business, placed a plastic bag on the counter and displayed a knife. The suspect told the employee to give him all of the money and the employee complied, providing the suspect with all of the money in the register drawer. On Monday, February 9 between 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., the CVS (1151 E McKellips), Residence Inn (941 W Grove) and the Holiday Inn (1600 S Country Club) were robbed. In all three incidents, the suspect entered the business, approached the counter and displayed a knife. The suspect demanded all of the money from the register and, in two of the incidents, the money was placed in a bag.

On Tuesday, February 10 at 7:45 p.m., the suspect entered the Best Western located at 1342 S Power Rd while holding a knife and a plastic bag. The suspect approached the counter and demanded that the employee place the money in the bag.

The suspect description provided by the victims and witnesses of all the robberies is very similar. The actions of the suspect in the robberies is also similar.

Suspect description:  White male in his 40s, 5' 8" to 5' 10" tall, 150 to 170 pounds, very short dirty blond hair, unshaven, missing teeth, wearing a dark jacket, jeans and a bandana or baseball-style cap.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Mesa Police Department at 480-644-2211 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS (480-948-6377).

 

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