TEMPE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- Police have just released a new photo of a man who robbed the Alamo Drafthouse in Tempe at gunpoint earlier this month.
Police said the suspect was already in the Alamo Drafthouse at Baseline Road and Lakeshore Drive, when the first employee arrived for the day.
According to initial reports, the suspect held the employee at gunpoint and ordered the worker to empty out the Alamo Drafthouse safe.
The suspect then stole the employee's car, described as a 1997 Pontiac Bonneville, with an AZ license plate CNE-5760.
Fortunately, no one was hurt during this robbery.
Alamo Drafthouse released a statement regarding the incident:
“At 9am this morning , Tempe Police responded to an armed robbery at our Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Tempe location. Our primary concern is always for the safety of guests and staff, and fortunately, no guests were in the building. Our team members, while shaken, were thankfully unharmed during this incident.
We are grateful for the swift support from the Tempe Police Department, who are continuing to investigate. This investigation caused a delay in our normal operations and cancelling of all morning programming. We have now resumed full operations and our team is assisting guests with refunds or exchanges resulting from our temporary venue closure.”
Please direct all questions or information about this ongoing investigation to the Tempe Police Department. We appreciate all of the concern, support and outreach we have received from the community.”
The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 50 years old, 5’6,” 200 pounds with salt & pepper hair and unshaven.
He was last seen wearing a white golfer-style hat, a gray long sleeved shirt and tan cargo shorts.
Police added the man is considered armed and dangerous and urges the public to not attempt to contact him.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Tempe Police Department at 480-350-8311. (Click the phone number to call from this story on your mobile device.)