Police look for suspect from armed robbery at Starbucks

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The following news release was sent by the Avondale Police Dept.:

AVONDALE - Avondale police have released images of a suspect wanted in connection with an armed robbery at a local Starbucks on Dec. 5. According to police, the suspect entered the store located in the 10000 block of W. McDowell Road just before midnight and pointed a semi-automatic gun at two employees who were working the cash registers. He demanded money and fled with an undetermined sum of cash. He was last seen running eastbound from the store.

The suspect is described a Hispanic male, approximately 5'07", shaved haircut, goatee, wearing a dark hoodie-style jacket with yellow lettering on the front, and denim pants.The suspect removed the handgun from a pocket of his jacket. He used his left hand to point the weapon at the victims, police said.

"We are asking for the public's help in solving this crime," said Avondale Sgt. Todd Love. Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Avondale Police Department at (623) 333-7001.