On-the-run: Phoenix police need help finding suspects in 2 crimes

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Suspect is about to throw a 2 liter soda bottle at a Circle K clerk on Jan. 1, 2017.(Source: Silent Witness) Suspect is about to throw a 2 liter soda bottle at a Circle K clerk on Jan. 1, 2017.(Source: Silent Witness)
(Source: Silent Witness) (Source: Silent Witness)
In a separate case, this suspect robbed the same Circle K store three times in the past month. (Source: Silent Witness) In a separate case, this suspect robbed the same Circle K store three times in the past month. (Source: Silent Witness)
Surveillance image clearly shows the suspect  inside the store. (Source: Silent Witness) Surveillance image clearly shows the suspect inside the store. (Source: Silent Witness)
(Source: Silent Witness) (Source: Silent Witness)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

Silent Witness has released new video in connection with two recent unsolved crimes.

In one of them, a convenience store clerk was hit in the face with a full 2-liter soda bottle.

It happened on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, at a Circle K at Tatum and Thunderbird around 1:30 a.m.

Police said the man was frustrated with a fussy credit card machine. 

He cursed and insulted the store clerk and then hurled the soda bottle, hitting the attendant in the face.

“Almost anything can used to hurt someone and when you take something that has some weight behind it that could have done a lot of damage,” Silent Witness Sgt. Jamie Rothschild said.

The suspect is described as white and in his 30's. He is 5’8” tall and weighs 200 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes.

[Silent Witness Bulletin: Aggravated Assault]

Police are also looking for a man with a penchant for cash and cigarettes.

Officers said he struck a Circle K at 15th Street and Osborn on Jan. 11 and again on Jan. 20.

The suspect entered the store and went behind the counter. He ordered the clerk to give him all the money and then helps himself to the cigarettes.

“We're seeing an increase of good video that helps us figure out who these suspects are,” Rothschild said. “They're probably not for personal use but to make more money out on the street.”  

Police think he's hit the same store three times in the past month.

He’s described as white and between 20 and 25 years old.

[Silent Witness Bulletin: Robbery]

If you recognize these two suspects, you could get a cash reward.  

People with any knowledge of their whereabouts are asked to contact Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS (480-948-6377) or 480-TESTIGO.

The public can also call Silent Witness detectives toll-free at 1-800-343-TIPS (1-800-343-8477).

Your call will remain anonymous.

Another way to leave a message is to head to the website silentwitness.org.

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