Photos: Police release surveillance pics of suspects in homicide, robberies

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX – Police investigating a murder and a series of violent attacks are hoping surveillance pictures will help them find the perpetrators.

Police said Albert Chavez was found dead in Homestead Park near 26th and Glendale avenues Saturday. A Phoenix City Streets employee made the grisly discovery.

Investigators later learned there were two other attacks in that general area Friday night during the same timefrme in which Chavez was killed. In each of those two instances, the victims were beaten and robbed by a group of men.

Detectives have not definitively connected those attacks with Chavez’s death, but they are looking into the possibly that the same group of men is responsible for all three incidents.

Police have not said why they believe the crimes are related, but that appears to be the direction the investigation is heading.

The suspects are described only as Hispanic of Native American men. Police have released a series of surveillance photos showing between four and six men. The photos were taken from a variety of angles.

One of the suspects can be seen with a bike. Another was wearing an Arizona Cardinals jersey with the number 90 and the name Dockett on the back.

Sgt. Tommy Thompson of the Phoenix Police Department said investigators are confident that they can identify the suspects with the help of the community.

Anyone with information about the suspects or any of the attacks is asked to call either Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or 480-TESTIGO or the Phoenix Police Department Violent Crimes Bureau at 602-262-6141.