MCSO: CVS employee assaulted during armed robbery in Queen Creek

Two men are being sought in connection with an armed robbery that took place Wednesday night at a Queen Creek drug store.

At about 8:26 p.m. Sept. 7,  deputies from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Queen Creek patrol division were dispatched to an armed robbery at the CVS at 7587 S. Power Road, near Germann Road, according to an e-mailed response to questions from MCSO public information officer Deputy Joaquin Enriquez.

Two men entered the store brandishing a weapon and robbed the employees at gunpoint taking cash. One of the suspects assaulted a store employee with the butt of his weapon, according to the e-mail.

Deputy Enriquez did not say what type of weapon was used or how much money was taken. He described the men as dark-skinned males, possibly Hispanic or Native American.

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The suspects fled from the store, leaving in a newer white Dodge minivan. The license plate number is unknown.

After leaving the parking lot, the suspects drove the minivan west on Germann Road, Deputy Enriquez said.

The Gilbert and Mesa police departments assisted with the search but had negative results, the PIO said. The suspects are still at large.

The Queen Creek Independent called the CVS store this morning for more information; however, an employee said she was unable to comment.

Deputy Enriquez urges people with any information regarding this case to contact MCSO at 602 876-1011.

News Editor Wendy Miller can be contacted at 480-982-7799 and via e-mail at qcnews@newszap.com, or follow her on Twitter @WendyNewszap123.

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