A woman arrested for a robbery of a Sun City Circle K may be linked to nine others in five cities from Fountain Hills to Gilbert.
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office responded to a robbery of a Circle K store near 99th Avenue and Bell Road. When police reviewed the surveillance video, they noticed that the suspect touched the counter with their bare hand. Investigators were able to pull a fingerprint from the counter, and that print came back to 32-year-old Isoline Stephanie Morris.
Morris and an accomplice reportedly took $4,000 worth of cigarettes, lighters, and condoms. Morris who shaved her head to appear more masculine was arrested on February 23 in surprise.
Further investigation, police say, found there were nine other robberies in five cities around the Valley with similar modes of operation and suspect description.
In the robberies Morris and an accomplice, believed to be 33-year-old Charles Frederick, would take cigarettes, scratcher lottery tickets, alcohol and snacks totaling nearly $18,000.
Morris reportedly told police that she targeted Circle K stores, "because she likes the cheap sodas."