Hatchet wielding, college sweatshirt wearing man tries to rob Ahwatukee business

Posted at 2:06 PM, Apr 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-23 17:06:01-04

Police are looking for a robber, armed with a hatchet and wearing a college sweatshirt, who is at large after demanding money from an Ahwatukee business on Sunday. 

The Phoenix Police Department say shortly before 11 a.m. officers were called out to 48th Street and Warner Road after reports of an armed robbery. The investigation seemed to be centered around a Taco Bell restaurant in the area. 

They say a man, who was wearing a red sweatshirt with the letters "USC" on them, entered the business and demanded he be given money; he was armed with a hatchet. 

Police say he later fled on foot; no one was injured. 

He's described as a Caucasian man between the ages of 20 and 25 who was wearing a dark baseball hat and was also carrying a dark backpack at the time. 

Police looked for the man in the nearby area but were unable to locate him. 

Anyone with information regarding the suspect is encouraged to contact Phoenix police. 

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