2 men sought in Tempe elevator assault

TEMPE, AZ - Police are hoping the public can help identify two suspects in connection with an assault in an elevator on August 11.

Silent Witness Sgt. Darren Burch said in a news release that a suspect followed a 21-year-old white male into an elevator at the W-6 Townhomes located at 212 West 6th Street in Tempe at approximately 2:07 a.m.

The victim was punched repeatedly by the suspect rendering him unconscious. The suspect continued punching the victim approximately 15 times despite being defenseless, according to Burch.

The suspect is described as a white male in his early 20s, six feet tall with a medium build, with short brown hair. He was wearing a blue t-shirt with an unknown white logo.

A second person of interest who met with the suspect in the lobby after the crime is described as a black male in his early 20s, also six feet tall with a medium build. He was wearing a white t-shirt.

Silent Witness offers a reward up to $1,000, anyone with information is encouraged contact Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS (480 948-6377) or on our website at silentwitness.org.

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