Police search for woman who robbed Phoenix grocery store


by Ryan O'Donnell

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Posted on September 8, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Updated Saturday, Sep 8 at 5:40 PM

PHOENIX --  Police are hoping somebody will recognize a woman who robbed a grocery store in Phoenix.

“Usually those type of crimes are inherently by males for whatever reason that might be,” said Sgt. Darren Burch, who is with Silent Witness.
But in this case, Burch said it's a woman.
“She's a female, very young, 20 to 25 years of age, dressed casual and very cool, calm and collected as if maybe she's done this before,” Burch said.
This happened at about 7:30 p.m. on June 25 at the Fry's grocery store at 32nd Street and Bell Road. The robber didn't go to the bank, she went to the grocery store's customer service counter, handed the store employee a note demanding money, and said she had a gun.
She then stood there and waited for a long time.
“It's very unusual, because most armed robberies or robberies occur at convenience stores, places where you can go in and get out quickly, and in this particular situation, there is a long time delay,” Burch said.
Once she gets the money, the robber heads out the front door where a surveillance camera captures a pretty good picture.
“When she left, we couldn't see a vehicle, so we don't know if there was a vehicle or she left on foot, or had a ride, don't know,” Burch said.

The suspect is described as a white or "light skin" Hispanic female, 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 7 inches tall, 120 pounds with long dark hari and wearing sunglasses.
If you happen to recognize or see this woman, you're urged to call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS. You could earn up to $1,000 in reward money by doing so.