Mesa police looking for serial knife wielding suspect

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MESA - The following is a release from the Mesa Police Department:

The Mesa Police Department is currently seeking information to identify a robbery suspect responsible for five Mesa robberies.

The first robbery occurred on Friday February 6, at 7 pm at the Payday Loan located at 1155 S. Power Rd.

The suspect entered the business placed a plastic bag on the counter and displayed a knife. The suspect told the employee to give him all of the money and the employee complied providing the suspect with all of the money in the register draw.

On Monday February 9, between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. the CVS (1151 E. Mckellips), Residence Inn (941 W. Grove) and the Holiday Inn (1600 S. Country Club) were robbed. In all three incidents the suspect enters the business, approaches the counter and displays a knife.

The suspect demands all off the money from the register draw and in two of the incidents the money is placed in a bag. On Tuesday February 10, at 7:45 p.m. the suspect entered the Best Western located at 1342 S. Power Rd., while holding a knife and a plastic bag.

The suspect approached the counter and demanded that the employee place the money in the bag. The suspect description provided by the victims and witnesses in all of the robberies is very similar. The actions of the suspect in the robberies is also similar.

Suspect: White male in his 40's, 5'8" to 5'10" tall, weighing 150 to 170 pounds, very short dirty blonde hair, unshaven missing teeth, wearing a dark jacket, jeans and a bandana or baseball style cap.

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