Robbery Suspect Who Used Taser Arrested

August 5, 2011

The Mesa Police Department has made an arrest in a robbery case from last week. The attempted robbery occurred on July 25, 2011 at approximately 3:50 am when a suspect enter a Shell gas station and used a taser on the female clerk. The clerk was able to fight off the suspect and no money or merchandise was taken.

Mesa detectives located and arrested the 18-year-old male, Rafael Mendoza, at his residence on August 4, 2011. He was taken into custody without incident and made statements about his involvement in the crime. The suspect also made statements that he was under the influence of drugs at the time of the crime.

Mendoza (seen below in photo) was booked on one count of attempted Robbery 13-1902 and one count of Burglary 13-1506.

Rafael Mendoza



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