Citizens help police arrest suspects on the run

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By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

PHOENIX -- Two citizens helped Phoenix Police arrest a pair of suspects who were attempting to run from the law on Friday.

The incident began when a man reportedly tried to steal an item from the Home Depot at 2650 West Thunderbird Road.

A clerk confronted the suspect after an alarm went off, but was threatened with an ax.

The suspect and another man fled the scene in a stolen vehicle, but were located by police on their way to Interstate-17.

The men eventually decided to ditch the car and flee on foot.

Their attempt to avoid arrest came to an end when they came across the pool supply store Pool Corp. Two employees at the store were able to detain both men and hold them until officers arrived.

Police later identified the suspects as Kyle Book, 27, and Michael Powers, 23. Book has been charged with theft/means of transportation, armed robbery, and unlawful flight. Powers is facing charges that include unlawful use/means of transportation, armed robbery, and criminal trespass.

No one was injured during the incident.