2 Suspects rob, stab man at Mesa bus stop

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The following is a press release from the Mesa Police Department:

MESA -- The Mesa Police Department is currently seeking information to identify two robbery suspects responsible for robbing and stabbing a victim.

On Saturday January 31, 2009 at 9pm the victim was waiting at the bus stop located at 829 E. University.

Two suspects sat down on either side of him. Suspect #1 brandished a knife and demanded the victim's money. The victim only had $1.80 and he gave it to the suspect. The suspects demanded more money but the victim did not have any more money to give them. The victim attempted to leave on foot, but he was attacked by both suspects.

A fight ensued and the victim grabbed a wood bead string necklace and cross from the neck of suspect #2. Suspect #1 stabbed the victim in the back and face. The suspects ran off when a car with two witnesses pulled up to help the victim.

Suspect#1: Hispanic male in his late teens, 5'9" tall, 130 pounds, black curly hair, brown eyes, "peach fuzz" mustache and chin growth. His right ear is pierced with a hoop style ear ring and his lower lip is pierced with a stud. This suspect has a tattoo covering the right side of his neck that looks like a dragon or a snake in black and red ink.

Suspect#2: Hispanic male in his early 20's, 6'0" tall, 240 pounds (muscular build), short black hair, brown eyes and a goatee. This suspect has a tattoo on his chest (no description).

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Mesa Police Department at 480-644-2211 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.