Police identify man who tried to rob Peoria Walgreens
George Mendoza By Andrew Michalscheck
If you have information about this suspect, contact the Peoria Police Dept. By Tami Hoey
PEORIA, Ariz. -- Peoria Police have identified the man suspected of trying to rob a Walgreens earlier this month.
Police announced on Thursday that George Mendoza, 44, is suspected of trying to take money from the store on Dec. 7.
Mendoza is currently on parole for a previous armed robbery and has a felony warrant for a parole violation. Police said his last known address was a halfway house in Apache Junction.
Mendoza is accused of walking into the Walgreens near 75th Avenue and Peoria and demanding money from the register after handing a note to the clerk.
The clerk became upset, and wasn’t able to open the register. Mendoza was forced leave the store without any money.
But he didn’t get away before the store’s surveillance cameras captured him on video.
The video shows Mendoza getting into the passenger side of possibly a 2006 to 2009, four door KIA Sorrento that is grey or silver in color. The SUV also has an unidentifiable white sticker on the right side of the rear window.
Police are encouraging anyone with information on this case to contact the Peoria Police tip line at 623-773-7045.