Mesa Police Request Assistance to Identify Robbery Suspect

January 23, 2012

The Mesa Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in identifying a robbery suspect who may be linked in two Mesa business robberies. On January 19, 2012, the armed suspect entered Pizza Hut located at 9053 E. Baseline, Mesa, AZ and verbally demanded money from the cashier. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of currency and witnesses saw the individual leaving in a vehicle. On January 22, 2012, a similar described suspect from January 19 at Pizza Hut was seen entering a Subway Restaurant at 1923 S. Signal Butte in Mesa. The suspect ordered a sandwich and upon completion of the order the suspect pointed a handgun at the cashier while verbally demanding money. The suspect left in an unknown direction.

Witnesses from both robberies described a white male, appearing to be 50 to 60 years of age, heavy set build, grey hair, grey beard, and wore a dark T-shirt. Witnesses from the Pizza Hut robbery reported seeing an older model white truck with a tinted rear window. A black handgun was used by the suspect in both robberies.

Surveillance video was collected from Subway and depicts a white male similar to the witnesses description.

Anyone who my have information is encouraged to contact the Mesa Police Department at 480-644-2211 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.



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