Employees at Phoenix Chuck E. Cheese's robbed at gunpoint

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by Jennifer Thomas

azfamily.com

Posted on October 29, 2013 at 3:40 PM

Updated Sunday, Nov 3 at 1:32 PM

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PHOENIX – Phoenix police are asking for the public's help identifying two suspects wanted in connection with an armed robbery at a Chuck E. Cheese's restaurant.

The two suspects pretended to be customers as they entered the restaurant at Warner Road and 48th Street shortly before 2 p.m. on Oct. 21.

Sgt. Trent Crump said one of the suspects pulled a black handgun on employees, moving them to the back of the store and demanding money. The suspects then demanded that all the employees put their cellphones in a trash can.

After collecting all the cellphones and money, the suspects ran out of the back of the restaurant and were last seen running in the back parking lot.

A red pickup truck with an extended cab and chrome rims was seen in the area at the time of the crime.
 
The suspects are described as two Hispanic males, 25 to 35 years old, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall and 180 to 200 pounds. They were wearing dark long-sleeve shirts, jeans, baseball caps and sunglasses. One of them had a backpack.

Police have released surveillance video of the robbery, which shows both suspects and the suspect vehicle.
 
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Phoenix Police Department's Violent Crimes Bureau at 602-262-6141 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS to remain anonymous.

 

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