Police seek 2 suspects in armed robbery at Phoenix cellphone store

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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

Police are asking for the public's help to identify two suspects who robbed a Phoenix cellphone store.

The armed robbery occurred at the Metro PCS store near McDowell Road and 35th Avenue shortly before 5 p.m. on Jan. 5.

Police said one suspect acted as a lookout near the door while the other suspect approached the counter and acted like he had a gun under his sweatshirt. He then forced the two employees into a back office where he allegedly took about 20 cellphones from the store's safe and put them into a large bag.

The suspects left the store in an unknown direction.

The suspect who took the phones is described as a Hispanic male, 30 years old, 5 feet 9 inches tall, 170 pounds, with black hair, wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt, dark baseball hat with an American flag on the front, light blue jeans and brown work boots. He also had a tattoo of lips on the left side of his neck.

The suspect who acted as a lookout was described as a male, 5 feet 7 inches tall, 200 pounds, wearing a red Arizona Cardinals hooded sweatshirt with white stripes on the sleeves, blue jeans, black gloves and a dark baseball hat.

Police released surveillance video of the robbery.

Anyone with information about the suspects is asked to contact Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or silentwitness.org.  Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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