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Robbery suspect threatened to use force, Prescott Valley police say

Prescott Valley police block off all entrances and exits to the OneAZ Credit Union in Prescott Valley Friday, July 13, 2018, following a report of a robbery. (Max Efrein/Courier)

Prescott Valley police block off all entrances and exits to the OneAZ Credit Union in Prescott Valley Friday, July 13, 2018, following a report of a robbery. (Max Efrein/Courier)

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This man is suspected of committing a robbery at the OneAZ Credit Union on Pav Way in Prescott Valley on Friday, July 13, 2018. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the police. (PVPD/Courtesy)

Officers with the Prescott Valley Police Department swarmed the OneAZ Credit Union on Pav Way in Prescott Valley shortly after 4 p.m. Friday, July 13, following a report of a bank robbery.

As officers arrived, they were told the suspect had already fled the area on foot.

He was described by witnesses as a Hispanic man, between 20 and 22 years old, 5-foot-11, weighing about 140 pounds, with short, dark hair and facial hair, wearing reading glasses, a dark colored baseball-type hat, a blue Captain America T-shirt, blue jeans and white sneakers.

Witnesses also told police the suspect had threatened to use force to commit the robbery.

OneAZ Credit Union customer June Belton said she had been in the bank only 15 minutes before officers arrived on the scene.

“I just left and went right into Goodwill to get some candles and came back and boom, they were all pulling up,” she said.

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Prescott Valley Police officers swarm the OneAZ Credit Union on Pav Way in Prescott Valley Friday afternoon, July 13, 2018, following a report of a robbery. (Max Efrein/Courier)

She said the parking lot was completely packed with customers, but was quickly cleared out as officers told everyone to leave.

The officers then locked down and secured the area, taping off vehicle entrances to the business so detectives could collect statements and evidence.

Officers visited other local banks, asking if they had seen the man as well, sources told the Courier.

Further details, such as how much money he got away with, were unavailable at press time Friday.

Any witnesses to the robbery or anyone who knows the identity of the suspect involved in the crime are encouraged to call the Prescott Valley Police Department at 928-772-9267 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232.