3 Arrested in armed robbery outside Scottsdale liquor store
By Christina O'Haver
Alvin Leon Miguel By Christina O'Haver
Adrian Ronald Hill Jr. By Christina O'Haver
Nehemiah L. Hill By Christina O'Haver
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Three men were arrested in connection with an armed robbery outside a Scottsdale liquor store Thursday night.
Police said the three men pulled into the parking lot of Sam's Liquor near McDowell and Pima roads around 11:30 p.m., got out of their Chevrolet Tahoe, and approached two men in their 20s who were standing outside.
Alvin Leon Miguel, 30, allegedly pulled a handgun on the two victims and demanded money. Police said 31-year-old Nehemiah L. Hill and 27-year-old Adrian Ronald Hill Jr. stood by and watched.
Miguel allegedly struck one victim in the head with the pistol when the victim did not produce his wallet quickly enough.
The men then got back inside the Tahoe and pulled into the liquor store drive-thru.
The victims flagged down two passing patrol cars and told the Scottsdale police officers about the incident.
The officers conducted a high-risk traffic stop on the Tahoe.
Miguel reportedly exited the vehicle from the back seat and fled with the handgun, which he threw on the roof of the business.
The other two men were taken into custody without incident.
Responding officers established a perimeter and later found Miguel hiding behind a nearby business. He was taken into custody without incident.
The handgun was recovered from the roof.
The men are being charged with armed robbery, threats and assisting a street gang.