Man poses as customer, robs Circle K in Phoenix

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX -- Phoenix police are asking for the public's help to find a man who robbed a Circle K last month.

The suspect entered the store at 12th Street and Indian School Road at approximately 3:30 a.m. on Sept. 29 and initially posed as a customer, according to Phoenix police spokesman and Silent Witness coordinator Sgt. Darren Burch.

The suspect then grabbed the clerk from behind in a chokehold manner and forced him to the register while threatening him. The clerk was forced to open the register and the suspect took the money then fled on foot in an unknown direction.

Burch said the clerk believes the suspect may have been armed with a knife.

The suspect is described as a black male, 18 to 22 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall and 160 pounds. He was wearing dark shorts, a white sleeveless shirt, white socks and white sandals at the time of the robbery. The shoes were recovered at the scene.

Silent Witness is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest and/or indictment of the suspect.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or silentwitness.org.