Robbery suspect grabs bike, punches store owner in Mesa

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MESA, Ariz. -- Mesa police officers are searching for a suspect who allegedly punched a store owner after taking a bike from a shop Wednesday afternoon.

According to Detective Steve Berry with the Mesa Police Department, the suspect walked into Adventure Bicycle near Baseline and Gilbert roads at approximately 3:10 p.m.

The suspect reportedly grabbed a BMX-style bike and headed out the front door with it.

Berry said a customer and the owner gave chase and caught the suspect, who punched the owner in the face then left in a vehicle.

Police have identified a possible suspect and detectives are working on the case.