Silent Witness said the suspect went into a Lowe's Home Improvement store at 2929 W. Thunderbird Road around 7 p.m. that evening and attempted to steal two welding items.
The man attempted to leave without paying, and when he was confronted by two employees, he pointed a handgun at them and then ran outside to a black four-door sedan that was waiting for him, authorities said. They also said there was an unknown driver in the vehicle that was an accomplice to the crime.
Police said the robbery suspect is about 5 feet, 7 inches and 130 pounds who has brown eyes, black hair and is approximately 25 years old. He was wearing a black button-up shirt, jeans and a black hat at the time of the robbery.
If you have any information on this case, police are asking you to call Silent Witness at 480-W-I-T-N-E-S-S (480-948-6377) or toll free at 1-800-343-TIPS. You can also leave an anonymous tip on the Silent Witness website. You may earn a cash reward of as much as $1,000 if you provide information that leads to the arrest or indictment of the suspect.