Updated Jan 28, 2013 - 1:05 pm
January 7, 2013 [RE-BROADCAST OF 2/8/10]
A Hispanic man in his early 20's walked in with a gun and cranked a round into the chamber."(He) literally points it into the face of the clerk, demanding cash and property, which is the cell phones." He took the stuff and ran. The suspect weighed about 200 pounds, with a big build, standing around six-feet tall. He had a goatee at that time. In the second case, an armed man walked into a Maryvale store in broad daylight. "He was much more violent in this case," Burch said. "He walks in, (and) there's a female clerk alone. She kind of gets a bad feel of the whole situation, the way he walked in and approached her. So she starts going into the back, and then he literally pursues her into the back area, beats on her, throws her on the ground, kicks her. He even bound her before taking all the property." This suspect was also Hispanic, between 28 and 30 years old. He stood about six-foot-two-inches and weighed about 200 pounds. "He is distinctive in the sense that he has acne scars on both cheeks and he has that 602 tattoo on the left side of his neck." "These suspects are doing this during normal business hours," Burch said. "They could have been walked in on by another patron. Who knows what could have occurred. We're talking both armed with handguns."
Jayme West, Afternoon News Anchor