3 suspects sought in downtown Phoenix home invasion


by Christina O'Haver


Posted on August 23, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 26 at 6:56 AM

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PHOENIX -- Police are searching for three men who invaded a downtown Phoenix home and robbed two residents while possibly armed with a handgun.

Three men forcibly entered a home near Seventh and Pierce streets around 2:15 a.m. July 22.

Police said one man simulated a handgun covered with a cloth and demanded money and drugs.

Numerous items including credit cards were stolen.

According to police, the stolen credit cards were used later that morning at a Chevron gas station in Scottsdale and a Wal-Mart store in Mesa.

Police have released surveillance video from the Wal-Mart store.

All three suspects are described as Hispanic men.

One suspect is believed to be about 30 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall and 200 pounds. He had short dark hair, a clean-shaven face and numerous tattoos on both arms and his chest. He was wearing a black California Diamond Supply tank top and black shoes.

The second suspect is described as being 35 years old, 5 feet 11 inches tall and 200 pounds. He was bald but had a mustache. He was wearing a gray T-shirt, blue jeans and brown shoes.

The third suspect is believed to be 20 to 28 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall and 170 pounds with a stocky build. He had red hair and was wearing reading glasses and a white tank top.

They were possibly driving a dark-colored, four-door, compact sedan. It may be a Toyota Camry.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or 1-800-343-TIPS. Anonymous tips can also be left online at www.silentwitness.org.

Witnesses could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.