PD: Phoenix robbery suspect caught after leaving cell phone at scene

PHOENIX - An armed robbery suspect took the cash but left his cell phone at a robbery scene in Phoenix. 

Phoenix police report that on November 20, three suspects entered a business near 75th Avenue and Indian School Road. One suspect reportedly went to the back of the store and disabled the security system, while another forced the employees to the ground at gunpoint. 

They allegedly told one victim, "keep your eyes closed, and you won’t get shot." 

Both victims were "zip tied" as the suspects stole about $16,000. 

The victims were still tied together when police arrived, but they did find a cellular phone that was left behind, by one of the suspects. That phone reportedly belonged to 51-year-old Fernando Sanchez Rodriguez. 

He was identified by the victims as one of the suspects and arrested eight days later. 

He denied being involved in the crime. However, police say, they found guns matching the description of the guns used in the robbery, in his house. 

He is being held on a $100,000 bond on multiple charges of kidnapping and armed robbery.

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