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.