Phoenix police arrest 2 suspects in Calvin Klein store robbery
By Mike Gertzman
Michael Kaska By Jennifer Thomas
Kyle Strippleman By Jennifer Thomas
PHOENIX -- Phoenix police have arrested two men suspected of robbing the Calvin Klein store at the Outlets at Anthem on March 1.
Michael Kaska, 36, faces charges of armed robbery, kidnapping and unlawful flight from a law enforcement vehicle. Kyle Strippleman, 26, faces armed robbery and kidnapping charges.
On March 13, police asked for the public's help to locate two suspects who stole a large amount of merchandise from the store.
During the robbery, one of the suspects displayed a handgun and ordered two female employees into a dressing room at gunpoint, according to police spokesman Officer James Holmes.
The first suspect was described as a white male in his early 30s, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall and between 170 and 180 pounds. He had short, dirty-blond hair, brown eyes, and a tattoo behind his right ear that may extend down below his collar line.
The second suspect was described as a white male in his mid-20s, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and 180 to 190 pounds with short, dirty-blond hair and a severely scarred face.
Police released sketches of both suspects and detectives received information concerning the identity of Kaska. He was located and arrested Friday night. Holmes said detectives were able to identify Strippleman as the second suspect.
Police served search warrants on the suspects' homes and said they recovered evidence of the robbery.