Police seek suspect in armed robberies of day laborers looking for jobs

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX – Police are trying to identify and locate a suspect who has robbed at least 16 males looking for day-labor jobs in the Valley.

Police said the suspect picks up the victims who are working as day laborers and offers to pay them for their services. After driving a short distance, the suspect uses a gun, knife or physical force to rob them of their money or personal property.

The suspect then forces the victims out of the vehicle and drives away.

The suspect's vehicle has been described as a gray 2000 to 2010 Ford F-150, a black Dodge truck and a pearl-colored Lincoln Navigator.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 25 to 35 years old, approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall, 200 to 250 pounds with black hair, brown eyes and a chubby build. Police said he spoke Spanish.

Police said the suspect has robbed at least 16 victims at various locations throughout the Valley since April 17, 2013.

Silent Witness is offering a reward of up to $1,000. Call 480-WITNESS or 1-800-343-TIPS with any information or leave an anonymous tip on silentwitness.org.