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Police arrest suspect accused of shooting Pizza Hut worker in Gilbert

Posted at 6:23 PM, May 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-15 01:25:13-04

GILBERT, AZ — Police have arrested a robbery suspect who shot a Pizza hut worker in Gilbert last week.

Police were called to the scene near Baseline and Power roads around 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7.

Authorities say the victim was taken to the hospital with serious, but not life-threatening, injuries.

Police say Lawrence Gomes, 31, were taken into custody by the Phoenix police on May 9.

Police say Gomes and Conner Farrar, 24, are suspects in a Valley-wide crime spree. Federal court paperwork indicates authorities became aware of a series of robberies beginning in May of 2010. The robberies occurred all over the Valley, including Glendale, Peoria, Surprise, Phoenix and Gilbert.

Gomes and Farrar were identified as suspects in the crimes that occurred at various businesses, including fast food restaurants, gas stations and a car wash.

Gomes admitted to being involved in the Pizza Hut robbery, according to police. Authorities say both Farrar and Gomes are facing numerous robbery and weapons charges.

The investigation is ongoing. The FBI's Violent Crimes Task Force says they are working alongside the Phoenix Police Department, Peoria Police Department, Glendale Police Department, Surprise Police Department, and Gilbert Police Department.