Erik Scott Hambrick accused of using machete to rob car wash

Posted at 11:51 AM, Aug 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-11 22:21:10-04

A man used a machete to rob a North Phoenix car wash near 40th Street and Cactus Road, according to police. 

Court records show that on August 3, a man pulled a 16-18 inch machete out of its sheath and demanded money from the clerk at Paradise Valley Car Wash.

"He comes in and pulls his machete out," said Anastasia Sisneros, the robbery victim.

"He was pointing at me, waving it in my face. He said he hates to do this to me, but if I could open up the register for him," added Sisneros.

Police reported that around 5:30 p.m., Erik Scott Hambrick, 33, reportedly pointed the machete at the clerk, and took $258 before running away from the business.

"I was terrified, I just wanted to hurry up I just give him the money and get him out of here, I didn't want to deal with him for nothing," said Sisneros.

Police say they found Hambrick about an hour later in the parking lot of an adjacent apartment complex.

They say the money Hambrick had taken was in his pocket.

Hambrick has been charged with armed robbery.