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Circle K Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

On January 12, 2018, we requested help from the public in identifying an armed robbery suspect.  The male suspect entered the Circle K at 8140 E. Indian School Rd. The suspect approached the clerk, produced a silver handgun and demanded money.armed-robbery-suspect-180112-3

The clerk gave the suspect an undetermined amount of cash and the suspect fled in a gold Toyota Camry 4-door sedan.  The suspect vehicle had a handicapped placard hanging from the rearview mirror, a large dent on the left front quarter panel and a sun roof.  The Camry was last seen northbound on 82nd St.

The suspect is described as a white male, 5’10 tall, heavy build, long grey hair in a ponytail and grey mustache.  He was last seen wearing a light blue long sleeve shirt, blue jeans, a tan baseball hat with glasses.




Within days of this story airing on local news media outlets, we received several tips.  John Allds (52) was identified as the suspect. 

On Tuesday January 16th, Scottsdale Detectives were able to locate and arrest Allds for Armed Robbery.armed-robbery-suspect-allds-180112

Detectives were also able to recover the weapon and other evidence used in the incident.  We would like to thank the public and our media partners for their help in solving this case.  



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City of Scottsdale - Police Department
8401 E. Indian School Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251 


General number/file a report: 480-312-5000
TDD - 480-312-5419

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