PD: Suspect robbed stage 4 cancer patient of thousands of dollars in cash

PHOENIX - A man with stage 4 cancer was robbed of thousands of dollars and the suspect is still at large, according to police. 

Officials said as the victim was walking out of St. Mary's High School gymnasium on June 29, a man knocked him to the ground, pointed a gun at him and demanded money. 

The 23-year-old victim gave the suspect an envelope that contained money, according to Phoenix police. 

Before arriving at the high school gym, the victim had picked up a large sum of money from his aunt. He is undergoing cancer treatment, and his aunt had raised the money during a fundraiser held on the victim's behalf. Phoenix police said the envelope contained thousands of dollars. 

The victim's mother told police that her son has been battling stage 4 cancer for a year. 

Phoenix police said the suspect ran into a white Buick and drove away, but hit a green pole that left damage on the passenger side door and mirror. 

The suspect is described as a black male who was wearing a tank top, between the ages of 20 and 25 and 6 feet 4 inches tall. He was driving a white 2000-2005 Buick. 

The Phoenix Police Department asks anyone with information to call Silent Witness at (480) WITNESS. Callers can remain anonymous and earn up to $1,000 for tips. 

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