Phoenix police looking for suspect in Metro PCS armed robbery

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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

Phoenix police are looking for a suspect who held up employees at gunpoint inside a Metro PCS cell phone store.

It happened on May 13 around 9:30 a.m. at the Metro PCS store near 35th Avenue and Greenway Road

According to Phoenix PD, the suspect entered the store and forced both employees into the back room at gunpoint.

[RAW VIDEO: Surveillance footage of armed robbery]

“He's waving a gun around. The clerks are complying. They give him the cash and he doesn't just leave after that,” said Sgt. Jamie Rothschild with Silent Witness.

Police say the suspect then forced both employees to the ground while pointing the gun at their heads.

"We typically see a robbery or theft where someone takes the item and leaves, they don't want to get caught. But this guy stuck around and put the gun to the victims’ head. Why did he do that? He already had the money!" said Rothschild.

The suspect grabbed cash from the register and told the employees to crawl to the back of the store while he left through the front door.

“The fact that somebody stuck around when the people were complying and actually put a weapon to their head, he endangered their lives so we need the public to let us know who he is,” said Sgt. Rothschild. 

The suspect was last seen running south on 33rd Place from Greenway Road. 

He is described as a Hispanic male, 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weighing about 160 pounds. Witnesses said he had acne and a possible ponytail stuffed into his hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with any information is urged to call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS

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