Tempe appliance store employee shot during robbery; 3 suspects sought

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Police are searching for three suspects in an armed robbery at the Discount Appliance store near University Drive and 48th Street in Tempe. By Jennifer Thomas Police are searching for three suspects in an armed robbery at the Discount Appliance store near University Drive and 48th Street in Tempe. By Jennifer Thomas
Police are searching for three suspects in an armed robbery at the Discount Appliance store near University Drive and 48th Street in Tempe. By Jennifer Thomas Police are searching for three suspects in an armed robbery at the Discount Appliance store near University Drive and 48th Street in Tempe. By Jennifer Thomas
Police are searching for three suspects in an armed robbery at the Discount Appliance store near University Drive and 48th Street in Tempe. By Jennifer Thomas Police are searching for three suspects in an armed robbery at the Discount Appliance store near University Drive and 48th Street in Tempe. By Jennifer Thomas
Police are searching for three suspects in an armed robbery at the Discount Appliance store near University Drive and 48th Street in Tempe. By Jennifer Thomas Police are searching for three suspects in an armed robbery at the Discount Appliance store near University Drive and 48th Street in Tempe. By Jennifer Thomas
Police are searching for three suspects in an armed robbery at the Discount Appliance store near University Drive and 48th Street in Tempe. By Jennifer Thomas Police are searching for three suspects in an armed robbery at the Discount Appliance store near University Drive and 48th Street in Tempe. By Jennifer Thomas

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Police are asking for the public's help to identify and locate three suspects involved in an armed robbery at a Tempe appliance store.

An employee was shot during the robbery at the Discount Appliance store near University Drive and 48th Street on Jan. 19. The victim suffered a non life-threatening injury and was transported to a hospital for treatment.

The suspects fled the area and have not been located.

One suspect is described as a white male in his 30s with a mustache and wearing a yellow polo-style shirt with horizontal stripes, blue jeans and tan work boots.

The second suspect is described as a white or Hispanic male, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall with short "buzzed" hair, wearing blue jeans and a black long-sleeve shirt under a white shirt with an "X" design and words on the front.

The third suspect is described as a white male with short dark hair and wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt.

Silent Witness is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest and/or indictment of the suspects.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS, toll free at 1-800-343-TIPS or silentwitness.org.