Bandit kidnaps, robs at two busy Tempe locations
Police are seeking the public’s help in locating and identifying a suspect in a Jan. 29 carjacking and kidnapping from the Fry’s Marketplace at McClintock and Baseline and an earlier kidnapping from a parking lot at the Walgreens store at McClintock and Guadalupe.
In the Fry’s incident, the suspect asked the victim for a ride, then threatened to shoot him if he did not give him cash. The victim managed to escape and the suspect stole the victim’s vehicle and fled the area.
Just prior to this attack, the same suspect attempted to kidnap a female victim in her vehicle from the parking lot of Walgreens. The victim was able to defend herself and the suspect fled on foot.
The suspect is described as a White or Hispanic male, mid 20s to mid30s, 5-8 to 5-10 in height, medium build, thin beard, white baseball hat, white long sleeve shirt under a dark t-shirt, dark Nike jacket with white “swoosh” on the back.
Information that could assist investigators is asked to contact the Tempe Police Department at 480-350-8311 or SILENT WITNESS at 480-W-I-T-N-E-S-S (948-6377).