After receiving tips SPD was able to identify the two suspects as Suspect #1 / EDWARD J. ZAMORA, 02-05-1972 and Suspect #2 / JACOB W. STRONG, 11-15-1981.
Strong was taken into custody on Thursday, July 19th at a west Phoenix apartment without incident. Zamora had already been arrested by Phoenix PD earlier that same day on an unrelated charge.
Zamora will be charged with Assault, Auto Theft, Credit Card Theft and Fraudulent Use of Credit Card. Strong was booked on a count of Credit Card Theft and Fraudulent Use of Credit Card.
SPD would like to thank all media outlets that assisted in showing the suspect photos which helped lead to their identification.
On 7/15/12 at 12:30 pm the victim was exiting the Fry’s grocery store and walked to her vehicle which was parked northeast of the store. The suspect grabbed her from behind, took her purse and keys and threw her to the ground. The suspect took the victim’s vehicle and left westbound towards 77th Street.