PHOENIX -- Authorities are asking for the public’s help finding the people responsible for robbing a Valley jewelry store on Valentine’s Day.
A white male who investigators are calling a person of interest walked into a jewelry store near Thomas and 75th Avenue on the morning of Feb. 14 and reportedly started acting suspiciously.
Police said a short time later a black male entered the store with a gun and broke the glass on a jewelry display case.
The armed suspect began grabbing jewelry before he was confronted by a male employee.
The suspect eventually fled the scene, but not before the employee fired a shot at the man. Police do not know if the suspect was struck.
The suspect left the area in a dark, older model vehicle. The person of interest is said to have walked away in a different direction.
Police said the suspect is in his early 20s, standing between 5 feet 9 inches and 6 feet tall, and weighing around 145 pounds.
The person of interest is also in his early 20s, and stands between 5 feet 7 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall. He was last seen in a sweatshirt with the word “Hitman” on the front and back.
Anyone with any information is asked to call Silent Witness at 480-948-6377 or toll free at 1-800-343-TIPS.
You can also visit silentwitness.org.
A reward of up to $1,000 will be offered for information that leads to an arrest.