Scottsdale police are searching for a man suspected of robbing three people at gunpoint in Scottsdale on Sunday evening. According to Scottsdale Police Officer David Pubins, two men and a woman were in the Borgata parking lot at 6160 N. Scottsdale Road when a man driving a black SUV pulled up to the victims, exited his vehicle, pointed a gun at them and demanded their wallets and purses. The victims complied with the robber’s demands, and the robber returned to his vehicle and drove away without harming them. Officer Pubins said “If you are ever found in a position such as this, it is best to comply as things can be replaced. An individual’s safety is much more important than their property.” Scottsdale police are asking anyone with information about the robbery to contact them.
According to Arizona Revised Statute § 13-1904, “A person commits armed robbery if, in the course of committing robbery . . . such person or an accomplice: (1) Is armed with a deadly weapon or a simulated deadly weapon; or (2) Uses or threatens to use a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument or a simulated deadly weapon.” Under Arizona law, armed robbery is a Class 2 felony charge, and the penalties for armed robbery may include prison time ranging from eighteen (18) years to twenty-one (21) years, fines and restitution.
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