Suspect sought in armed robbery at Tempe Town Lake

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(Source: Tempe Police Department) (Source: Tempe Police Department)
TEMPE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - Police are trying to identify a suspect in an armed robbery at Tempe Town Lake last week.

Around 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17, a man and woman were pushing their baby in a stroller on the north side of the lake just west of the marina when they were approached by a man on a bicycle.

The man reportedly displayed a knife, and demanded jewelry and other valuables.

He fled eastbound on a BMX-style bicycle, possibly gray in color.

The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic man between 30 and 49 years old. He appeared to be about 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall and 150 to 170 pounds. He has a skinny build, a shaved or bald head, and a "chubby" face with pock marks.

He was last seen wearing a dark green T-shirt and dark shorts or pants, and he was carrying a dark-colored backpack. He appeared "very dirty."

Anyone with information is asked to call 480-350-8311 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS. Tips can also be submitted online at www.tempe.gov/police.


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