Suspect involved in at least 2 armed robberies arrested

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The following news release was sent by the Tempe Police Department:

TEMPE - On August 18, 2008 Joseph Jordan Thomas (01-14-85) was arrested at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport with the assistance of the Phoenix Police Department.

Thomas was wanted for an armed robbery that he committed on August 18, 2008 at the Hide Away Lodge located at 1461 E Apache.

Thomas fled the scene of this armed robbery leaving his wallet which included his Arizona identification card.Tempe Police Detectives working with Phoenix Police Officers located Thomas at Sky Harbor Airport, where he was taken into custody.

Investigation revealed that Thomas was responsible for another armed robbery in Tempe on August 15, 2008 at Super 8 Motel located 1020 E Apache, Tempe.

The amount removed from these two businesses by Thomas is reported to be $1,490.

Tempe Police is looking into the possibility of Thomas being involved in other armed robberies.Anyone with any information is encouraged to call the Tempe Police Department at 480-350-8311.

Thomas was charged with two counts of armed robbery, one count of kidnapping and he is being held on $100,000 bond.