PD: Man threatens store manager with hammer during robbery

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Surveillance photo of armed robbery suspect By Jennifer Thomas Surveillance photo of armed robbery suspect By Jennifer Thomas
Surveillance photo of armed robbery suspect By Jennifer Thomas Surveillance photo of armed robbery suspect By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX -- A reward is being offered to help identify a man who robbed a Family Dollar store and threatened the manager with a hammer on June 14.

Police said the shirtless suspect entered the store at 48th Street and Southern Avenue in Phoenix at approximately 4:30 p.m. and began putting miscellaneous items in a hand basket while walking around the store.

He began to walk out of the store without paying for the items and was confronted by the store manager. Police said the suspect threatened the manager with a hammer then left on foot in an unknown direction.

No one was injured.

The suspect is described as a black male, 40 to 50 years old, 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet tall and 180 to 200 pounds. He was wearing blue mesh shorts and a Dallas Cowboys cap but no shirt.

Contact Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or silentwitness.org with any information regarding the identity or whereabouts of the suspect. A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered in the case.