Police: Two caught in machete-wielding robbery, may be involved in other armed robberies

Posted at 1:30 PM, Nov 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-09 15:30:34-05

Two people have been caught after threatening a man with a machete and robbing him.

Court records show that on November 3, a man was working on his car near 19th Avenue and Camelback Road when he was robbed by suspects with guns and a machete. Police believe one of these suspects may be involved in other armed robberies in Phoenix.

Police report that the victim was working on his car when he was approached by three suspects, one pointed a gun at his stomach, another at the back of his head, and the last suspect was behind them with a machete.

The suspects kidnapped the victim, eventually letting him go but taking the car. Later that day, police located the car, in the same neighborhood, with two of the suspects inside, one a 15-year-old boy and the other 19-year-old Isaiah Rashad Holsey.

A police dog located and bit Holsey on the back patio of an apartment after a foot pursuit. Items reportedly belonging to the victim were found on the suspect and the machete was found in the car.

Police also say Holsey has been linked to two other armed robberies, where he and other suspects would rob people after answering advertisements on "Offer up." In one robbery, they stole $250 from the victims and in the allegedly took 40 designer belts, and four designer backpacks.

In both robberies, the victims were threatened with handguns.

Holsey has been charged with auto theft, kidnapping, aggravated assault and armed robbery.