Disguised robbery suspect sought by police

Posted at 6:43 PM, Oct 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-02 21:43:13-04

Authorities are looking for a suspect donning camouflage and hand-drawn facial hair who broke into a pawn shop Thursday and ran out with jewelry.

The man or woman entered the Super Pawn near Indian School Road and 39th Avenue and used a hammer to break the display cases and access the jewelry, according to police.

"Because the suspect came in broad daylight and brandished a weapon that they used to commit the robbery, it leads us to believe the violence potential could be high," said Sgt. Jamie Rothschild of Silent Witness.

The person spoke in a "soft, feminine voice," and left on a black BMX bike eastbound on Indian School Road, Rothschild said. 

Surveillance video showed what appeared to be the suspect in a black beanie with an "M" on it and a mustache, goatee and eyebrows drawn on with black marker.

Police describe the person as 20 to 30 years old, five foot 6 inches tall, 130-160 pounds, wearing a jacket, blue jeans and white shoes.

Anyone who recognizes the alleged suspect is asked to call Silent Witness at 480-948-6377 (WITNESS).