2 Men sought in armed robbery of Phoenix business

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

PHOENIX -- Police are searching for two men who robbed a Phoenix business of cellphones and cash at gunpoint.

Police said a man entered the MetroPCS store near Southern and 35th avenues shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17 and asked for the manager.

The man left the store when the clerk told him the manager was not available.

He returned about 15 minutes later with an accomplice, who pointed a black semi-automatic handgun at the clerk and demanded money and phones.

The two men took phones from the back stock room and money from the register before fleeing on foot.

Both suspects are described as black men in their 20s, about 5 feet 11 inches tall and 170 pounds. They both have black hair and brown eyes. The armed suspect had an afro and the other suspect was wearing a Michigan hoodie.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or 1-800-343-TIPS. Anonymous tips can also be left online at www.silentwitness.org.

Witnesses could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.