Tools stolen from satellite dish installer; suspects sought

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Sketches of suspects in tool theft By Jennifer Thomas Sketches of suspects in tool theft By Jennifer Thomas
Sketches of suspects in tool theft By Jennifer Thomas Sketches of suspects in tool theft By Jennifer Thomas
Sketches of suspects in tool theft By Jennifer Thomas Sketches of suspects in tool theft By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX -- Police are asking for the public's help to find two men who stole tools from a Dish Network employee on June 15.

According to police, the employee was installing a satellite dish at a home near Van Buren Street and 31st Avenue in Phoenix when a white Dodge pickup truck pulled up and parked. A man got out and asked for information on a dish.

The employee turned to get a pamphlet from his vehicle when the second man approached with a handgun and demanded tools. The other suspect took a tool bag from the victim's vehicle and both suspects fled in the truck.

Police have released sketches of the suspects. One is described as a Hispanic male, 29 to 35 years old, 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall, 185 to 210 pounds, with a "stocky" build and a mustache. He was wearing a black shirt and black shorts at the time of the crime.

The other suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 25 to 30 years old, 5 feet 4 inches to 5 feet 5 inches tall, 120 to 145 pounds, with a thin build and shaved head. He was wearing a blue shirt and black pants.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or silentwitness.org. A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered in the case.