PD: Assistant high school football coach arrested in $9K Phoenix Circle K heist

Posted at 2:07 PM, Aug 10, 2017

A man who formerly worked as an armed guard for Circle K, and is currently an assistant football coach at a Tolleson high school, is accused of partaking in a recent robbery.

Phoenix Police report that on Aug. 3 a Circle K manager was making a deposit at Wells Fargo Bank near 19th Avenue and Bethany Home Road when he was approached by a gunman. 

The victim threw down the money bag as the suspect, later identified as 18-year-old Anthony Lee Hendricks, took the money and got into a gray Dodge Charger driven by 25-year-old Devion Marquise Collins.

Police say over $9,000 was in the bag at the time.

Witnesses got the license plate number and followed the car while contacting police. Police watched as Collins drove the car to a home and Hendricks got out of the car.

Collins continued driving to a Walmart store where he removed a 3-year-old girl from the car and entered the store. He later came out of the store and was arrested by police. 

An assistant store manager recognized Collins as a former armed security guard for Circle K.

Hendricks was arrested after coming out of the home and entering a car with numerous others. The car was stopped, and he was arrested near 15th Avenue and Camelback Road. 

Upon his arrest, Hendricks denied any involvement in the robbery. Collins, who listed his employment as an assistant football coach at La Joya High school, admitted to picking up Hendricks but denied any knowledge of the crime.

Both men have been charged with armed robbery in connection with the incident.