Armed Robbery Aggravated Assault

ARMED ROBBERY AGGRAVATED ASSAULT - On Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at approximately 1059 hours Coolidge Police Department officers responded to the report of an armed robbery/aggravated assault at the Anthem Thrift Store. The store’s elderly owner was robbed by a male suspect who entered the store. He lingered near the video section for approximately 30 minutes prior to demanding money from the register while armed with a claw hammer. The suspect also grabbed a golf club in the store and attacked the store owner. The two began wrestling and the owner and suspect fell into a jewelry case, crashing to the floor behind the purchase counter. The store owner is unsure if the suspect was hurt during the altercation, but numerous areas stained with blood were located throughout the store. The suspect got away with approximately $100 and left the store owner injured and bleeding. A witness provided police with a photograph of the suspect fleeing the scene shedding clothing. The suspect is descried as a white male, approximately 20-25 years of age, brown hair, wearing a gray hoodie, dark sunglasses and blue jeans.