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Suspect arrested after armed robbery at Tramonto Chili’s


PHOENIX – A suspect has been arrested after firing a shot into the ceiling of Chili’s in Tramonto on Sunday night. Thirty-nine-year-old Jerry Krach was booked on charges of Armed Robbery and Aggravated Assault.

According to an April 3 news release from Phoenix Police, on Sunday night at approximately 8 p.m., officers responded to a call of a robbery inside a restaurant at 34710 N North Valley Pkwy.

“A masked subject entered the restaurant, armed with a shotgun and demanded money. The suspect fired one shot into the ceiling and fled on an ATV. There were approximately 30 customers inside with restaurant staff when the incident took place; none of whom were injured,” the release stated.

Police reported that the suspect was spotted when he pointed the shotgun at another victim near 33rd Lane and Via Del Deserto.

“Soon after, officers responded to a prowler call at a mobile home park located at 36408 N Black Canyon Highway where a subject matching the description was detained, and later identified as the suspect,” the release said. According to the release, the suspect made admissions to involvement at the time of his arrest.

No further details on the crimes have yet been released, and the investigation continues.

Phoenix Police ended their news release on the incident by thanking both Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and Department of Public Safety for their assistance.

“The interoperability between agencies added to the safety and success of this investigation,” the news release concluded.