PD: 3 suspects sought after 3 armed robberies

Posted at 5:07 AM, Feb 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-04 22:11:46-05

Officials are investigating three armed robberies in Phoenix that happened overnight, and they're looking for three men.

The first robbery occurred near 14th Avenue and Thomas Road at 1:02 a.m. The second incident happened near Central Avenue and Buckeye Road 43 minutes after. The final incident happened on 54th Avenue and Indian School Road around 2 a.m. 

Police are looking for three men in connection to the robberies. 

The first suspect is described as being between the ages of 20 and 25, was wearing a white athletic jersey and a black hooded sweatshirt along with camouflage shorts and black shoes. 

The second individual is between 20 and 25 years old, weighs over 200 pounds, is about 5 feet 8 inches tall, and was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, black hat and red shoes. 

The final suspect police are looking for is described as being between 20 and 25 years of age, is about 6 feet tall, weighs about 175 pounds and was wearing a white and black striped hooded sweatshirt, dark jacket, black pants and tennis shoes. 

All incidents involved the trio entering stores armed with a long barrel hunting style rifle. They demanded money in each incident. 

Police said the suspects would rotate roles in each robbery where two would enter a store while one stayed in their getaway vehicle. 

Police recovered a maroon minivan which they believe the trio used. The vehicle was involved in a hit-and-run collision near 19th and Missouri avenues. 

No injuries occurred during the robberies. 

Police is asking anyone with information of the robberies or robbers to contact Silent Witness at (480) WITNESS. A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered.