2 loose after robbing women at gunpoint at Phoenix church

| November 17, 2009

PHOENIX – Police are now looking for two suspects who allegedly robbed four woman at gunpoint as they were leaving choir practice at a Phoenix church in October.

Officer Luis Samudio with the Phoenix Police Department said the victims were exiting a church near Butler Drive and 19th Avenue around 9 p.m. on October 28th when two suspects approached them.

The suspects stated, "This is a robbery," and removed several personal items from their purses while assaulting one of the victims by throwing her to the ground, according to investigators.

Samudio said at approximately 9:45 pm, the suspects began to use the victims’ credit cards at several locations including a Circle K store.

The suspects were described as black males, between 18 and 22 years old, between 5 feet 10 inches tall and 5 feet 11 inches tall, and between 170 and 180 pounds.

During the robbery both were reportedly wearing all black clothing, including masks and gloves.

If anyone knows or recognizes these individuals in the attached photos, or has any information about this crime they are encouraged to call the Phoenix Police Violent Crimes Bureau at 602-262-6141 or "SILENT WITNESS" at (480) W-I-T-N-E-S-S. For Spanish, call (480) T-E-S-T-I-G-O. As always, callers may remain anonymous.



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