Man sought in armed robbery, kidnapping at Mesa business

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

PHOENIX -- Police are searching for a man in an armed robbery and a kidnapping at a Mesa business.

Around 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 24, a man entered Angels Massage near Broadway Road and Country Club Drive and showed a badge and handgun to a female employee.

Police said he pushed the employee and demanded money and car keys. He then restrained her hands and feet, gagged her mouth, and locked her in a room.

He obtained items from the business and fled westbound on foot.

"Because he's so dangerous, we need the public's help, everyone's help to identify who this guy is, and let's try to get him off the street," Silent Witness Coordinator Sgt. Derek Elmore said.

The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic male between 30 and 35 years old, 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall, 190 to 200 pounds, with black hair and a full beard. He was wearing a black baseball cap with "DEA" written in white letters, black sunglasses, a bright green long-sleeved hoodie with a design and denim pants.

Silent Witness is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect. Contact Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or 1-800-343-TIPS. Anonymous tips can also be submitted online at www.silentwitness.org.