Mesa PD: Daimarkus Maxwell tried to rob CVS store with ballpoint pen

MESA, AZ - A man was booked for armed robbery Thursday after he tried to rob a CVS store in Mesa with a ballpoint pen, according to police.

The incident happened around 8:15 p.m. at Power and McDowell roads.

Daimarkus Maxwell, 23, walked into the store wearing a mask and brandishing a ballpoint pen held like a knife, police said.

Maxwell demanded money from the cash register, but the employee reportedly refused.

Police said Maxwell then ran out of the store.

A Mesa police officer later spotted a man matching the suspect description near a canal east of the CVS store.

When officers got to him, they found evidence linking him to the crime, police said.

Maxwell was arrested and booked for armed robbery.

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