Maricopa Police have released the identity of the last suspect arrested in Monday’s robbery at a Maricopa Shell station.
MPD spokesperson Ricardo Alvarado said 35-year-old Brandon Osife was apprehended around 9:08 a.m. Thursday in an alleyway near Condrey Avenue and Garvey, only two blocks from the scene of the alleged robbery.
Initially MPD was notified of a disturbance in the Edwards Circle area, Alvarado said, the same area where the first robbery suspect, Breon Stephens, was arrested Tuesday.
When police arrived, Osife allegedly fled north past Maricopa High School and toward the railroad tracks, Alvarado said. The school was then put on lockdown as a precaution.
MPD established a perimeter on the north side of the tracks and, with the help of K-9 units and the Ak-Chin Police Department, successfully located Osife hiding in bushes near garbage bins.
Osife was unarmed and surrendered peacefully, Alvarado said. MPD is still searching for the gun used in the robbery.
Osife is facing possible armed robbery charges, a class 2 felony. If convicted, he could be sentenced to as many as 26 years in prison.
Court records show Osife has previous convictions for assault, endangerment and disorderly conduct (fighting). If a court deems these offenses to be repetitive, “dangerous offenses,” Osife could face up to 35 years in prison.