PHOENIX -- (KNXV) -- With help from a homicide victim and good witness descriptions, Phoenix police were able to solve a complicated series of armed robberies where masks, hammers and a white work truck were used.
Court documents show on Jan. 10, two men stole $13,000 from a Safeway store near 35th and Northern avenues. Witnesses say the men were armed with guns and a hammer. They also described one of the suspects as a man in his 50s with a white goatee who got away in a pickup work truck with a camper shell and amber lights on top of it.
While looking into other armed robberies that matched the physical description of one of the men and the truck, detectives found three other armed robberies with the same description.