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YCSO searching for suspect who robbed a BCC business


BLACK CANYON CITY – The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is searching for the man who robbed the Family Dollar store in Black Canyon City on Aug. 2.

Since the first report of the robbery, YCSO has received multiple leads on the suspect’s identity. YCSO is still seeking further information as they continue the investigation into the case. A $1,000 reward is available for information leading to an arrest.

YCSO detailed the robbery in an Aug. 3 release, asking for anyone with information to come forward.  

“Just before 9 p.m. (on Aug. 2), the lone suspect entered the Family Dollar store and asked for help finding a can of WD-40,” the release stated. “Once at the counter, the suspect brandished a handgun and pointed it directly towards one of the two clerks in the store and demanded money. The clerks complied by placing currency from the register on the counter which was then gathered up by the suspect. Before leaving, the suspect fired a round from the handgun into the wall while standing in close proximity to the clerks intending to intimidate them. The suspect then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. The clerks did not see or hear a vehicle. The suspect vehicle description came from a witness who had exited the store just prior to the robbery and saw the suspicious SUV in the Family Dollar store parking lot.”  

The robbery suspect is described as male, likely Caucasian, in his early 20s, weighing 155-170 pounds, height approximately 5’08” to 5’ 10”. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a grey sweat shirt, possibly inside out, black short pants, and a black cap with a grey front panel displaying a logo and a ‘Starter’ brand logo on the cap’s bill. The possible vehicle of the suspect is a late model SUV described as burnt orange/metallic red in color.

Anyone with information is urged to contact lead detective Todd Swaim at (928) 554-8605 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1(800) 932-3232; refer to case no. 15-029563. Callers to Silent Witness remain anonymous and become eligible for a $1,000 cash reward if an arrest is made in this case.

Citizens can also contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at (928) 771-3260 or visit the YCSO Web site at