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March 24, 2014

The alleged robber of a Goodyear, Ariz., credit union on March 6, 2014, is shown. (Silent Witness photo)

Our first case stars a quick-change artist and it happened at a shopping center on Dysart Road just north of Interstate 10.

"This was a bank robbery in Goodyear," said Phoenix police Sgt. Darren Burch. "A suspect robbed the Canyon State Credit Union on March 6, 2014, at about 2 o'clock in the afternoon. The suspect came in (and) provided the teller with a demand note. She gave him the money and he left."

The suspect parked behind a nearby Lowe's and was actually witnessed changing clothes near the garden department. He took off in a small red vehicle -- possibly a Nissan Cube or a Scion.

Next, a case of significant criminal damage and some great detective work leading to the identification of possible suspects.

"The crime occurred between Friday, Jan. 24, and Monday, Jan. 27, 2014.," Burch said.

Someone trashed the Franklin Northeast School near Adobe Street and Power Road in Mesa.

"A sales receipt was left at the scene," said Burch. "It was tracked to a nearby store where two young ladies were seen shopping and buying said items."

Detectives have the date, time and items purchased. And, as luck would have it, the store had cameras.

We want you to tell us everything you know... except your name.

If you have any information related to these cases, contact Silent Witness at: 480-WITNESS or 800-343-TIPS.

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Years with the company: 18

More on what you do (at work): I put up with Mac & Gaydos every day as well as writing and anchoring newscasts and doing some reporting. I also produce Silent Witness which airs every Monday morning.

Education: I started in radio during high school and kept with it. I also graduated from modeling school, but quickly realized it isn't what I love to do…radio is.

Family: Married. One pet…a cat named Molly (but she thinks her name is Princess).

Favorite food: I love anything cheesy or chocolatey.

Favorite spot in Arizona: Our family cabin in Strawberry.

Favorite news memory: Too many to list but I remember one time I helped rescue a litter of puppies found in a hole on an empty lot…

Favorite movie: I like too many to list any one as a favorite. I don't like sad movies so my LEAST favorite is Marley & Me!

First job: Washing dishes at the restaurant my friend's parents owned when I was 13.

First concert: Rick Springfield at the Arizona State Fair in 1981.

#1 sports team: Suns, Diamondbacks and Cardinals

Outside interests: I sing with the band at church, I bake, I read and I treasure hunt at thrift stores and yard sales. I also love to travel…but not if I have to drive.

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