Armed Robbery

Event date: Thursday, May 22, 2014, from 7:12 AM to 7:12 AM

Date: 05/21/2014
Time: 9:00 P.M.
Report #: 1411354
Location: 15449 N. Hayden Road
Victim Info: Best Buy Store Employee
Suspect Data: White Male 40's 6'00'' Tall, Seen Wearing a Baseball Cap, Jeans and Long Sleeved Shirt. Vehicle: Silver 1988 Acura Legend.
Details: The suspect was seen repeatedly entering and exiting the Best Buy and acting suspiciously. A loss prevention employee attempted to contact the suspect, who was carrying merchandise out of the store. When approached, the suspect lifted his shirt, exposing a handgun and threatened to shoot the employee. The suspect then entered the above described vehicle, which was occupied by three other occupants. Officers went to the scene while other officers attempted to locate the suspect vehicle. The suspect vehicle was located going westbound on the Loop 101 near the Hayden Exit. A traffic stop was initiated on the Loop 101 near 56th Street. Immediately upon stopping, one occupant, the suspect, fled northbound on foot into a large desert area. The other three occupants remained in the vehicle, denying knowledge of the crime the suspect committed. DPS, Phoenix PD, Phoenix Air, along with Scottsdale PD searched the desert area for about one hour with negative results. Stolen property has been recovered, along with evidence of other retail thefts.

The investigation is on-going. No arrests have been made at this time.