Tempe appliance store employee shot during robbery; 3 suspects sought

Armed robbery at Discount Appliance store

Credit: Silent Witness

Police are searching for three suspects in an armed robbery at the Discount Appliance store near University Drive and 48th Street in Tempe.

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by Jennifer Thomas

azfamily.com

Posted on February 6, 2013 at 9:43 AM

Updated Friday, Feb 8 at 12:33 PM

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TEMPE, Ariz. -- Police are asking for the public's help to identify and locate three suspects involved in an armed robbery at a Tempe appliance store.

An employee was shot during the robbery at the Discount Appliance store near University Drive and 48th Street on Jan. 19. The victim suffered a non life-threatening injury and was transported to a hospital for treatment.

The suspects fled the area and have not been located.

One suspect is described as a white male in his 30s with a mustache and wearing a yellow polo-style shirt with horizontal stripes, blue jeans and tan work boots.

The second suspect is described as a white or Hispanic male, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall with short "buzzed" hair, wearing blue jeans and a black long-sleeve shirt under a white shirt with an "X" design and words on the front.

The third suspect is described as a white male with short dark hair and wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt.

Silent Witness is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest and/or indictment of the suspects.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS, toll free at 1-800-343-TIPS or silentwitness.org.
 

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