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AZ City, CG robberies may be related
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ARIZONA CITY — The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying the owners of a vehicle that was involved in an armed robbery in Arizona City on Aug. 24.

Around 4:15 p.m. an Arizona City resident called PCSO after two men, both armed with guns, forced their way into the resident’s home, demanded valuables and stole the resident’s car, according to PCSO officials.

A third person was waiting outside the home in a gray sedan that the two robbery suspects arrived in. A video of the car was captured by a neighbor’s security camera.

A similar incident was reported in Casa Grande an hour earlier in the day.

Pinal County Sheriff’s deputies and Casa Grande Police officers are still seeking at least two men in the two armed robbery cases, which may be related.

In the other case, two men entered the front door of a home in the 1500 block of East Fontana Drive in Casa Grande at 3:21 p.m. on Aug. 23. A woman at the home told officers that she was in the home when all of a sudden the front door was kicked in and two men entered her home.

One of the men, who had a gun, yelled at her to get on the floor and asked her where her money was while the other man went into her bedroom. The woman told the men that she didn’t have any money.

The woman told officers the men left the home quickly. Once they left, the woman said she realized her cellphone was missing and ran to a neighbor’s home to call 911. The woman said she was unable to get a good look at the men but one of them may have been wearing a maroon hoodie and had a black cloth covering his mouth.

The woman told officers that the only thing she noticed missing, other than her phone, was a drawer from a jewelry box that contained some costume jewelry. Officers were able to find the woman’s phone while processing the home for evidence.

The woman told officers that about an hour before the door was kicked in, an unknown man knocked on her door. She said that she looked at the man through the peephole in the door but did not open the door because she did not recognize the man. She told officers that the man got back into a silver, four-door sedan that was parked in front of her home. She was unable to identify what kind of sedan it was but she believed it was connected to the robbers.

The woman told officers that the home did not have surveillance cameras, and cameras at other homes in the area did not capture anything that seemed suspicious.

Anyone with information about the robberies should contact the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office at 520-866-5111 or the Casa Grande Police at 520-421-8700.