TEMPE, Ariz. (KSAZ) - Tempe police are looking for a man and a woman, in connection with a strong-arm robbery incident that happened on a light rail platform in December 2017.
According to a statement released by Tempe police on Wednesday, the incident happened on December 10, at the University Drive/Rural light rail station platform. Police officials say the suspects forcibly removed personal items from the victim, who suffered a serious head injury as a result.
Tempe police describe the first suspect as a black male in his 20s to 30s, 5 feet 9 inches tall, with a medium build, facial hair, and an earring in the right ear that is described as "dangly". This suspect was last seen wearing a black leather jacket, black pants, and a black doo-rag.
Tempe police describe the second suspect as a white woman, in her mid 20s to 30s, 5 feet, 5 inches tall, with a medium build and dirty blonde hair. She was last seen wearing a black jacket, white polka dot pajama pants, and a grey shirt.
Anyone with information should call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS to leave an anonymous tip. Spanish speakers can leave an anonymous tip by calling Testigo Silencioso at 480-TESTIGO.
Si tiene alguna información sobre este caso, llame a la línea de Testigo Silencioso (480-TESTIGO, 480-837-8446).
Riders react to news of robbery
Some light rail riders in Tempe say they feel there should be more security.
"At night, it does feel, like, a bit insecure," said one man. "For one reason, there are few people, and there are some people, when you see them, you feel a bit scared."
Still, others have had no problems.
"It helps everybody get to where they need to go, A to Point B," said one person.