Tempe police search for suspect in liquor store robbery

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Police in Tempe are looking for the man responsible for robbing Sam’s Liquor on April 11. The suspect is accused of walking up to the front counter with a black handgun and demanding money from the store clerk. By Andrew Michalscheck Police in Tempe are looking for the man responsible for robbing Sam’s Liquor on April 11. The suspect is accused of walking up to the front counter with a black handgun and demanding money from the store clerk. By Andrew Michalscheck

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Police in Tempe are looking for the man responsible for robbing a convenience store on April 11.

The suspect is accused of walking up to the front counter at Sam’s Liquor with a black handgun and demanding money from the store clerk. The store is located at 1025 W. Broadway Road.

After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, the man began walking towards the exit. Just before leaving the building the suspect fired his gun, almost shooting the clerk in the head.  

The suspect was said to be a white male in his 50s, approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall and 175 pounds.

The man also had a large gray mustache and was wearing a dark beanie, a black and white long sleeved plaid shirt, blue jeans and white tennis shoes.  

Anyone with any information about the suspect is being asked to contact the Tempe Police Department at 480-350-8311 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.