Prescott Valley PD arrests armed robbery suspect

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Preston Tisthammer By Andrew Michalscheck Preston Tisthammer By Andrew Michalscheck

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. -- Police in Prescott Valley have arrested a man for allegedly trying to commit armed robbery at a local CVS store.

According to authorities, 23-year-old Preston Tisthammer walked into a CVS on Friday morning and demanded prescription drugs.

Police said Tisthammer was carrying a handgun that he had stolen from a vehicle on Thursday.

Tisthammer was ultimately refused the drugs, and ran for the exit. As he was attempting to flee the store, a pharmacist began wrestling with him.

Tisthammer lost his handgun during the scuffle, and fled the scene on foot.

Officers eventually caught up with Tisthammer and placed him under arrest. Police said Tisthammer went on to admit to his role in the crime.

Tisthammer was booked into the Yavapai County Jail on charges of armed robbery, burglary, and possession of stolen property.