PD: Parking lot robbery suspect wore ballistic vest inside Phoenix IHOP

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Police are trying to identify these two robbery suspects. (Source: Silent Witness) Police are trying to identify these two robbery suspects. (Source: Silent Witness)
One of two suspects in a robbery in the parking lot of the IHOP near 44th Street and Thomas Road in Phoenix. (Source: Silent Witness) One of two suspects in a robbery in the parking lot of the IHOP near 44th Street and Thomas Road in Phoenix. (Source: Silent Witness)
Another view of one of the suspects who allegedly robbed two IHOP customers in the parking lot. (Source: Silent Witness) Another view of one of the suspects who allegedly robbed two IHOP customers in the parking lot. (Source: Silent Witness)
This robbery suspect wore a ballistic vest inside the IHOP near 44th Street and Thomas Road in Phoenix. (Source: Silent Witness) This robbery suspect wore a ballistic vest inside the IHOP near 44th Street and Thomas Road in Phoenix. (Source: Silent Witness)
The suspect took off a ballistic vest after wearing it inside the lobby of the IHOP near 44th Street and Thomas Road in Phoenix. (Source: Silent Witness) The suspect took off a ballistic vest after wearing it inside the lobby of the IHOP near 44th Street and Thomas Road in Phoenix. (Source: Silent Witness)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

One of two suspects in a parking lot robbery can be seen on surveillance video wearing a ballistic vest inside the adjacent Phoenix restaurant.

Police said the robbery occurred in the parking lot of the IHOP near 44th Street and Thomas Road at approximately 4:20 a.m. on Dec. 4.

According to police, two male customers were at the restaurant when they saw the suspects in the lobby. The suspects reportedly followed them into the parking lot and struck one of them in the face with a long rifle.

The suspects allegedly took property belonging to one of the victims and left in a vehicle described as a black Chevy SUV with a loud muffler, large rims and several license plate lights.

One suspect is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 30 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 170 pounds with black hair, brown eyes and a goatee. He also had a tattoo on his neck. He was wearing a black hooded jacket with a dark, thin sweater underneath, dark pants and black tennis shoes with white soles. Police said he was armed with a long rifle or shotgun.

The other suspect is described as a white male, approximately 25 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall, 180 pounds, with blond hair and brown eyes. Police said he frequents the area and was seen wearing a ballistic vest but removed it.

[WATCH: Video of the suspects in the restaurant's lobby]

Police are trying to identify and locate the two suspects. Contact Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or silentwitness.org with any information about the case. Callers may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 if their information leads to an arrest.

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