17-year-old arrested for armed robbery in west Phoenix

Posted at 11:34 AM, Jul 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-03 14:34:04-04

A 17-year-old has been arrested for armed robbery after threatening a cell phone store in west Phoenix. 

Phoenix police report that on June 26 they responded to an armed robbery at a MetroPCS store near 43rd Avenue and McDowell Road. 

The victim reported to police that the 17-year-old suspect came into the store and was asking questions about a phone. 

He later asked for a pen and paper. The victim gave him a business card to write on. On one side of the card, the suspect reportedly wrote, "If you cooperate with me it will be fine." On the back of the card he wrote, "or I'll put a bullet between your eyes." 

The MetroPCS worker gave him $700 from the cash register. Before leaving, the suspect reportedly asked the victim how much money she made. He pulled out $100, gave it to her and told her to put it in her pocket. 

Police say the next day the victim's boyfriend saw someone who matched the suspect's description. 

He showed the suspect to her via Facetime and she confirmed it was him. 

Police soon arrested the suspect who allegedly admitted to robbing the victim with a pellet gun.

The name of the suspect has not been released since he is a minor.