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Fri, July 19

Armed robbery suspects at large

Yavapai County Sheriff's investigators are on the lookout for a pair of Hispanic men who allegedly pulled off an armed robbery in Bridgeport, near Cottonwood, Friday evening.

According to YCSO spokesman Paul Mehaffie, the robbery victim said the two men accosted her on her back porch when she came home from her business at about 9:15 p.m. She told deputies that one man held her with a knife, slitting her shirt and threatening to kill her, while the other went inside and grabbed a bank bag that contained more than $1,000.

She said both men then fled on foot, laughing as they ran.

The victim said she believed she had seen the two men earlier in the day near her Sedona business. One, she said, was about 5-feet-8-inches tall with a slender build and a tattoo – possibly of a dagger – on the side of his neck. He was wearing a navy blue knit cap, a dark-colored "puffy" coat, a light blue shirt, dark jeans and dark tennis shoes that had a white stripe and a heavy, tire-like tread.

She described the other suspect as 5-feet-9-inches tall, also with a slender build, black, greasy hair pulled straight back and shaved at the sides and a tiny mustache. He wore a dark-colored, possibly Western-style shirt, dark semi-baggy jeans and dark colored shoes that had Velcro straps and heavy tread. He had a tattoo under his eye that may have been a teardrop.

The victim said both suspects appeared to be in their 20s or early 30s.

Anyone with information on this case should call YCSO, 771-3278, or Yavapai Silent Witness, 1-800-932-3232.

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