Police identify man who tried to rob Peoria Walgreens

George Mendoza

Credit: Peoria Police Dept.

George Mendoza

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by Tami Hoey and Andrew Michalscheck

azfamily.com

Posted on December 13, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 18 at 12:39 PM

PEORIA, Ariz. -- Peoria Police have identified the man suspected of trying to rob a Walgreens earlier this month.

Police announced on Thursday that George Mendoza, 44, is suspected of trying to take money from the store on Dec. 7.

Mendoza is currently on parole for a previous armed robbery and has a felony warrant for a parole violation. Police said his last known address was a halfway house in Apache Junction.

Mendoza is accused of walking into the Walgreens near 75th Avenue and Peoria and demanding money from the register after handing a note to the clerk.

The clerk became upset, and wasn’t able to open the register. Mendoza was forced leave the store without any money.

But he didn’t get away before the store’s surveillance cameras captured him on video.

The video shows Mendoza getting into the passenger side of possibly a 2006 to 2009, four door KIA Sorrento that is grey or silver in color. The SUV also has an unidentifiable white sticker on the right side of the rear window.

Police are encouraging anyone with information on this case to contact the Peoria Police tip line at 623-773-7045.

For anonymous tips, visit the Peoria police website and follow the link to Tipsoft.

Or contact Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

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