Sheriff's office seeks suspect in McDonald's robberies

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PHOENIX -- The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to catch a suspect believed to be responsible for several McDonald's robberies in the northwest Valley.

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According to the Peoria Police Department, the suspect committed an armed robbery at the McDonald's at 91st Avenue and Union Hills on May 8 at approximately 10:55 a.m.

Peoria police spokesman Mike Tellef said the suspect aimed a black semiautomatic handgun at the employees and demanded money from the register.

The suspect had an employee put the money in plastic grocery bags that he brought with him. When the suspect left he told the employee not to follow him.

Tellef said the suspect was seen getting into the passenger side of a tan or gold SUV. The driver was described as a white male approximately 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches tall with blond, curly hair.

The robbery suspect is described as an Hispanic male, 20 to 25 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall and 150 to 160 pounds. He was wearing dark blue pants, a blue shirt and black-and-white shoes.

This suspect may have been involved in an armed robbery in Sun City at 99th Avenue and Bell Road.

Anyone with information as to the identity of the suspect is asked to call the sheriff's office at 602-876-1011, Silent Witness at 480-Witness or the Peoria Police Tip Line at 623-773-7045.