Police looking for teen suspect in 2 armed robberies

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AVONDALE - Police in Avondale are looking for a teen suspect who they believe committed two armed robberies during May.

Detectives say 18-year-old Shawn Adrian Ortega is the suspect in two separate armed robberies that took place on May 7 and May 24. Both robberies were reportedly in the 1100 block of North 8th Street. Ortega allegedly took personal items from victims, ages 12 and 16, and threatened to shoot them.

The suspect is described as a male Hispanic, about 5'7" tall and weighing at about 145 pounds. There is a tattoo that says "ORTEGA" on his right forearm.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call Avondale Police at (623) 333-7001.