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Man robbed at gunpoint at Sunset Point: Reward offered for tips leading to arrest

PRESCOTT - Authorities in Yavapai County are seeking information about two men who reportedly stole a tow truck driver's wallet at gunpoint at the Sunset Point rest area on Interstate 17 just after 3:30 a.m. Thursday morning.

Sheriff's Office spokesman Dwight D'Evelyn said the 27-year-old victim, who was returning to the Phoenix area from Sedona, had stopped at the rest area to use the restroom. As he returned to his truck parked at the south end of the commercial area, two men pulled up. One allegedly pointed a gun at him and demanded his wallet.

"The victim gave the suspect his wallet and both suspects quickly returned to their vehicle and drove south on I-17 out of sight," D'Evelyn said.

The suspects' vehicle is a 1980s Toyota extended cab truck, described as blue with a gray stripe, with a black tube-constructed work rack and paint overspray visible on the back tailgate.

One of the suspects is a black or Hispanic 5-foot-9 man with a stocky build.

The other is a 5-foot-5 Hispanic man with white blotches or birthmarks on his face. He was armed with a handgun.

The Sheriff's Office did not release the contents of the wallet.

D'Evelyn asked anyone with information to call the Sheriff's Office at 928-771-3260 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 800-932-3232. Refer to case number 15-031049.

Yavapai Silent Witness is offering a reward for any information leading to an arrest.

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