Police: Former Phoenix Mayor, congressional candidate Greg Stanton robbed at restaurant

PHOENIX, Ariz. (KSAZ) - Phoenix Police say former Mayor and congressional candidate Greg Stanton fell victim to an armed robbery while leaving a restaurant over the weekend. 

Officers responded to the scene near 13th Avenue and Camelback Road around 8:40 p.m. Saturday.

Stanton told police he was confronted by a suspect with a hatchet type object. The suspect asked for money and according to investigators Stanton turned over his wallet and fled the scene. He was not harmed.

Police are looking for the suspect described as a white man around 35 to 40-years-old, chunky build with black hair and facial hair, wearing jeans and a gold shirt with white and brown horizontal stripes.

If you have any information, please call Phoenix Police or Silent Witness. 

Stanton was elected Phoenix's mayor in 2011 after nine years as a city councilman.

He resigned last May to run for Arizona's 9th Congressional District seat

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