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Sept. 9, 2013

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They don't call them "stupid criminals" for nothing.

Take this masked gunman, for instance. He robbed a Subway restaurant at Northern and 35th Avenue. Phoenix Police Sgt. Darrin Burch said it was lunch time on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013.

"He walks in without the mask, is completely captured by surveillance video and then pulls the mask down and robs the store," said Burch.

Yep. He waited to put on his mask until he got to the counter.

To read more about this case, click here.

Our next case involves a very dangerous thug who is packing a gun and doesn't care who's in the line of fire. On Friday, May 31, 2013 at about midnight, the suspect showed up at the Circle K at 43rd Avenue and Van Buren.

"He walks in, buys some things," said Burch. "And then when he's leaving he ends up shooting at two individuals outside the store. We talked with both individuals. We have no idea why he was shooting at them. Luckily no one was hurt."

Burch said none of them knew each other. Apparently one of the people shot at may have done something inside the store that irritated the gunman and the second was just an innocent bystander.

"We need to get him off our streets before he does hurt and kill someone," Burch said.

To read more about this case, click here.

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