Mesa Police Seek Assistance In Identifying Robbery Suspects

January 6, 2011

The Mesa Police Department is seeking assistance in identifying a male responsible for 8 robberies in the past week.

Between Thursday, December 30, 2010 and Wednesday, January 5, 2011, the suspect committed 6 robberies in Mesa and 2 robberies in Gilbert. The suspect enters the business and asks the employee if they can make change. When the suspect is told that he must make a purchase for the register to open, he decides to purchase an item. In the majority of the incidents, the suspect seemed rushed and in all of the incidents he leaves on foot. During the Mezona Hotel incident, the suspect was seen getting into the passenger side of a dark green full-size pickup truck. Based on this information, we believe that there are two suspects involved. The locations and dates of the robberies are as follows:

 

  • December 30 - Jamba Juice - 1653 S Dobson, Mesa
  • December 30 - Waffle House - 1831 S Country Club, Mesa
  • January 1 - Starbucks - 1457 W Southern, Mesa
  • January 2 - Pizza Patron - 345 N Country Club, Mesa
  • January 3 - Jamba Juice - 1555 N Gilbert, Gilbert
  • January 4 - Mezona Motor Hotel - 250 W Main, Mesa
  • January 5 - Golden Spoon - 754 S Val Vista, Gilbert
  • January 5 - Dunkin Donuts - 1198 E Baseline, Mesa

 

The suspect (seen below in surveillance photos) is described as a whilte male, 20-25 years old, 6' to 6'2" tall, 170 to 180 pounds, brown/blonde hair with a mustache. In one case, a witness mentioned that the suspect had acne on his face. The male was described as wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. In three cases, the suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his early 20s, 5'8" tall, weighing 140 pounds.  Due to the variance in the physical descriptions, it appears the two suspects alternate who enters the business.

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

 

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PO Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211

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