Two teens were arrested this week in connection to multiple armed robberies in September at fast food restaurants in west Phoenix, officials said.
The latest robberies occurred at about 8 p.m. Tuesday at a Taco Bell, 9800 W. Lower Buckeye Road in Phoenix, and a Domino’s, 7700 W. Lower Buckeye Road in Phoenix.
The 17-year-old boys, who weren’t named by police because they’re juveniles, wore masks and fired a shot from a handgun during the robberies, police said.
The primary suspect in the robberies was arrested Wednesday during a traffic stop and was found to be in possession of evidence from the robberies, police said.
The teen is also being charged with an armed robbery on Sept. 22 at a Domino’s while wearing a black and red luchador wrestling mask, along with the two armed robberies on Tuesday, police said.
Further investigation led police to the identification and arrest of the second suspect, who was the getaway driver, police said.
The teen is being charged with an armed robbery Sept. 13 at a Taco Bell near 3500 W. Van Buren St. in Phoenix while wearing a bandana with a skull printed on it, as well as being the driver on Tuesday, police said.
The teens are also being looked at for possible involvement in additional armed robberies, police said.
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