Phoenix police: Man wore surgical mask during series of armed robberies

Posted at 5:14 PM, Nov 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-17 19:46:47-05

A Phoenix man has been arrested in connection with a series of armed robberies in the West Valley.

Jeremiah Miller is accused of targeting grocery and pharmacy stores in Glendale and Phoenix. Court records charge Miller with robbing a total of six Safeway and Walgreens locations between October 18th and November 8th.

Investigators say surveillance video shows Miller walk into the stores wearing a surgical mask armed with a gun. He would confront employees once inside and would demand the safe.

On his last target, Miller did not know undercover officers were following him. Records show they watched him go to Walmart to buy a BB gun. He then drove to Goodwill to buy clothes that he put on over what he was wearing before robbing another Walgreens.

Investigators say Miller than went to return the BB gun he bought from Walmart. Investigators arrested him when he was walking out. 

Miller previously served time in prison for armed robbery and was just released in July.