Reward offered in jewelry store robbery

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by Andrew Michalscheck

azfamily.com

Posted on March 16, 2013 at 11:43 AM

Updated Saturday, Mar 16 at 12:00 PM

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PHOENIX -- Authorities are asking for the public’s help finding the people responsible for robbing a Valley jewelry store on Valentine’s Day.

A white male who investigators are calling a person of interest walked into a jewelry store near Thomas and 75th Avenue on the morning of Feb. 14 and reportedly started acting suspiciously.

Police said a short time later a black male entered the store with a gun and broke the glass on a jewelry display case.

The armed suspect began grabbing jewelry before he was confronted by a male employee.

The suspect eventually fled the scene, but not before the employee fired a shot at the man. Police do not know if the suspect was struck.

The suspect left the area in a dark, older model vehicle. The person of interest is said to have walked away in a different direction.

Police said the suspect is in his early 20s, standing between 5 feet 9 inches and 6 feet tall, and weighing around 145 pounds.

The person of interest is also in his early 20s, and stands between 5 feet 7 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall. He was last seen in a sweatshirt with the word “Hitman” on the front and back.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Silent Witness at 480-948-6377 or toll free at 1-800-343-TIPS.

You can also visit silentwitness.org.

A reward of up to $1,000 will be offered for information that leads to an arrest.
 

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