Update: Police need your help in identifying Armed Robbery Suspect


The Scottsdale Police Department has arrested 27-year-old Nicholas Shoemaker for the recent Scottsdale Circle K robbery series. Shoemaker was arrested, without incident, on July 19, 2018 at approximately 4:45 p.m., for multiple counts of Armed Robbery.

armed-robbery-suspect-arrested-nshoemakerPrior to Shoemaker’s arrest, he committed one more Circle K robbery.  On 7/19/18 at 1:06 p.m. Shoemaker entered the Circle K located at 6744 E. McDowell Rd.  Shoemaker didn’t present or simulate a weapon this time but he did demand the clerks money.  The clerk gave Shoemaker a known amount of money and Shoemaker left without incident.

Our Department received numerous tips which led investigators to identify Nicholas Shoemaker as a possible suspect. Investigators were able to compare video surveillance from the area of the incidents to Shoemaker and positively identify him.

We would like to thank the Public and our Media partners for their assistance in helping us to bring this investigation to a successful conclusion.

Original News Article

The Scottsdale Police Department is requesting help from the public in identifying an armed robbery suspect.

On Monday July 16, 2018 at 8:30 a.m., a male suspect entered the Circle K at 3410 N. Hayden Road. Once inside, he waited in the back of the store until all the customers left the store.

armed-robbery-suspect-pic1-18-15665He then approached the clerk, simulated a pistol in his pocket and demanded money. The clerk complied with the demand and handed the suspect a determined amount of cash. The suspect then left the store and fled the area on foot.

On Tuesday July 17, 2018 at 5:00 a.m., a male suspect entered the Circle K at 8140 E. Indian School Road.  The suspect again waited for customers to leave.  He then approached the cashier, simulated a pistol in his pocket and demanded money.  The suspect was able to get a determined amount of cash and fled on foot.

We have learned that the same suspect robbed a Circle K at 9709 N. Hayden Road this morning (July 18, 2018) in a similar fashion as the previous two robberies.  Information is still being gathered from this related crime.

armed-robbery-suspect-pic2-18-15665The suspect is described as a white male, mid 20’s, 5’7 tall, slender to medium build and short brown hair.

In the first armed robbery, the suspect was seen wearing a white sweatshirt and blue jeans.

In the second armed robbery, the suspect was last seen wearing dark blue hooded sweatshirt, grey T-Shirt underneath, dark jeans and brown work boots.  

armed-robbery-suspect-pic3-18-15665Anyone with information related to this case is asked to call the Scottsdale Police Department at 480-312-5000links to external site.

For anonymous tips, please call Silent Witness at 480-948-6377links to external site (W-I-T-N-E-S-S) or visit the Silent Witness website at www.silentwitness.orglinks to external site.


DR# 18-15665 and 18-15729



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