Couple robbed at gunpoint in North Phoenix

By TARA ALATORRE

NORTH PHOENIX – A husband and wife were tied up inside their residence and robbed at gunpoint by a masked intruder on the evening of September 4, near the 34000 block of north 2nd Street, according to law enforcement.

Reports say that an unknown masked suspect restrained the couple and then removed $400 from the victim’s wallet. Neither victim was harmed during the incident.

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) deployed deputies to the scene, setting up a perimeter with the assistance of the Phoenix Police Department.  A helicopter and K-9 units were also dispatched by MCSO to assist in searching for the suspect.

The suspect was not apprehended but is being described as a six-foot, heavy-set male, who was last seen wearing a gray mask, gloves and camouflage clothing. He was armed with a gun and MCSO detectives are looking for any information about this incident.

“The victim stated when the suspect contacted him, he seemed very apologetic and stated he was sorry to have to do this but he was hard up for money,” MCSO spokesman Sgt. Joaquin Enriquez stated in an email to The Foothills Focus on September 5.

If anyone has any information about this incident, contact MCSO at 602-876-1011.