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Suspect in armed robbery crashes car, falls down embankment

Armed with a knife on Dec. 17 at around 2 p.m., police say the robbery suspect approached two women, in their 60s and 70s, in the parking garage in the 100 block of south Granite Street in Prescott, Arizona. (Google Streets View photo)

Armed with a knife on Dec. 17 at around 2 p.m., police say the robbery suspect approached two women, in their 60s and 70s, in the parking garage in the 100 block of south Granite Street in Prescott, Arizona. (Google Streets View photo)

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Parking garage in the 100 block of south Granite Street in Prescott. (Google Maps photo)

A man accused of robbing two women at knifepoint on Dec. 17 crashed his car and then fell down an embankment, struck his head on a rock, and was taken to a Phoenix-area hospital.

Robert Christy, Jr., 60, of Grand Canyon approached two women, in their 60s and 70s, in the parking garage in the 100 block of south Granite Street about 2 p.m., Prescott Police spokesman David Fuller said, and “initially greeted them pleasantly and then immediately produced a knife and held it to one of the victims’ throat and demanded their purses.”

Christy ran, then got into a car.

A short time later, officers saw him speeding on the Highway 69/89 transition, Fuller said, and then he crashed, got out, and tried to run.

He fell down an embankment, hit his head on a rock, and was taken to the Phoenix trauma center.

Christy, who had the stolen items in his possession, had a felony warrant for a parole violation, Fuller said.

Christy is currently in Phoenix, receiving medical treatment in the custody of the Arizona Department of Corrections, Fuller said.