Armed robbery suspect apprehended
Staff Report~ 6/11/2014
ANTHEM – Two men have been taken into custody after an armed robbery in Anthem on Friday, June 6. The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department arrested two suspects on the following day, June 7.
The robbery occurred on after 9 a.m. on Friday morning when a Subway employee was held up in the Safeway plaza at Anthem Way and Gavilan Peak Parkway on her way to take a store deposit to the bank. One of the robbers hit the employee and fled with the money. The employee was not seriously injured.
MCSO released a description of the getaway car (a blue and gray Honda Element), and residents sent in multiple tips as the information was shared online and through the Anthem Community Council.
The robbers will be facing charges of armed robbery with a deadly weapon, burglary, aggravated assault, vehicle theft, and kidnapping for holding the employee at gunpoint.
Anyone with further information on this crime is asked to call MCSO’s Crime Stop line at (602) 876-1011.