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Suspected of robbing a woman at a drive-through ATM are Kyron Davis, Amber Cruz and Tesla Acosta. PCSO photos

Three suspects have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery that took place at a Maricopa ATM Sunday.

The suspects – one male and two females – allegedly used a firearm to rob a woman withdrawing money at the Bank of America drive-through ATM located on John Wayne Parkway.

According to Maricopa Police Department records, Kyron Davis, 20, Amber Cruz, 21, and Tesla Acosta, 21, allegedly approached the woman sitting in her car at the ATM at around 12:30 a.m. Davis then allegedly pointed a gun at the victim, robbing her of $260 and a cellular phone valued at $800, according to the report from the Maricopa Police Department.

The three suspects were arrested by Chandler Police roughly two hours later after officers were able to track the phone as it “pinged” off cellular towers in the area.

According to the report, “the suspects were stopped by the Chandler Police Department for matching the description of suspects wanted for armed robbery in the City of Maricopa.”

Davis, Acosta and Cruz were all booked into the Pinal County jail on charges of armed robbery, aggravated assault, misconduct involving weapons and reckless endangerment.

Additionally, Davis was charged as a prohibited possessor of a firearm.

Depending on how the charges compound, Acosta and Cruz could face as many as 32 years in prison. Davis, as a prohibited possessor, could face as many as 34 years in prison.

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Breon Stephens is accused of helping in an armed robbery at the Shell station Monday.

Police say the “lookout” in an armed robbery at a Maricopa gas station earlier this week has been identified and arrested.

According to the Maricopa Police Department, 30-year-old Breon Stephens is an alleged accomplice to Monday’s hold-up at the Shell Food Mart and Dairy Queen on John Wayne Parkway and Garvey Avenue.

Stephens was arrested Tuesday when a warrant was executed by MPD at a residence on Edwards Circle, near Maricopa High School. The arrest activity caused the school to go into lockdown.

Stephens has been charged with robbery, aggravated robbery and possession of drug paraphernalia. If convicted, he could face up to 23 years in prison.

A second suspect who allegedly brandished a gun during the robbery remains at large. MPD is “pursuing all leads” to bring that individual into custody.

Maricopa Police Department is seeking suspects in an armed robbery at a gas station Monday night. Photo by Mason Callejas

Three individuals are being sought in connection with an armed robbery at a Maricopa gas station Monday night.

The Shell Food Mart and Dairy Queen on John Wayne Parkway was robbed Oct. 23, around 10 p.m., by three people, a Shell employee said.

Cashier Bonnie Johns said she was not at work when the incident took place. However, she was called in shortly after the incident to relieve the cashier who was working at the time of the robbery.

Johns said one of the three individuals was armed with a gun.

This is their third armed robbery in as many years, Johns said. She was also not working when the other robberies took place.

“I’ve had a few beer-runs, but nothing like this,” Johns said referring to petty thefts that occur from time to time.

Maricopa Police Department Spokesperson Daniel Rauch confirmed the department received an armed robbery call around 10 p.m. However, as of publication of this article, he was unable to confirm the robbery had occurred at the Shell station.

Roush also confirmed there was a “weapon” involved, though he wouldn’t say what type.

No one was injured, Rauch said.

MPD is reviewing video surveillance footage of the incident, and will release more details as the investigation moves forward.

InMaricopa is continuing to follow this developing story.

Photo by Michelle Chance

Officers with the Chandler Police Department are searching for a strong-arm robbery suspect they believe to be hiding out in the neighborhood of Rancho El Dorado.

CPD said they have located the individual at a home in the area of Wade Drive but do not yet have him in custody.

Members of the Maricopa Police Department are working with CPD to establish a perimeter.

Residents in the are advised to stay indoors.

CPD public information officer Seth Tyler said the suspect allegedly committed a strong-arm robbery in Chandler early this morning and detectives tracked the suspect to the home in the Rancho development.

“Our SWAT team and Criminal Apprehension Unit is on-scene and working on getting the suspect into custody,” Tyler said.

Maricopa Unified School District spokesman Tom Beckett said MPD did advise them of the situation, but MUSD was not asked to put the nearest school – Santa Rosa Elementary – on lockdown.

They were, however, advised not to release their students until police deemed it safe. The students were released around 2:45.

At this time, it is unconfirmed if the suspect has been apprehended.

InMaricopa will continue to follow this developing story.


Update: The scene was cleared and the house was empty.

Neither CPD nor MPD has released a description of the suspect or explained how detectives tracked the suspect to Rancho El Dorado.

The Circle K in Stanfield was robbed early Wednesday morning.

Wednesday at 2:44 a.m. the Pinal County Sheriff’s 9-1-1 Communications Center received a call from a clerk reporting that an armed robbery had just occurred at the Circle K at 36935 W. Highway 84 in Stanfield.

Two males entered the store while a third waited in the driver’s seat of a red car. The two in the store were wearing bandanas over their faces, sunglasses and hooded jackets to disguise their identities.

“The clerk had been stocking a shelf when he noticed the two suspects standing at the register area,” Sheriff Paul Babeu said. “As the clerk walked behind the counter, he observed one of the suspects exposing a handgun. The suspect said to the clerk, ‘You know what it is, Homie.’ The suspect then demanded the money from the register. The second suspect stood by as the clerk handed the gunman the money from the register.”

The men left and no one was injured.

“Video footage taken from the store shows the suspects getting out of a red four door sedan that was parked on the east side of the building,” Babeu said. “The vehicle has heavy oxidation on the roof and hood. The driver of the vehicle was observed remaining in the vehicle. When the suspects walked to the front of the store, the driver pulled out from the parking space, out of view from the camera’s range.”

If anybody recognizes the suspects involved or vehicle, they are asked to contact the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office at 520-866-5111.


Gustavo Olivo, 17, and Arthur Eric Magana, 16, have been formally charged with the felony of first-degree murder by the Pinal County Attorney's Office. (PCSO photos)

A 20-year-old man living in an unincorporated area south of Maricopa was shot to death Nov. 7 and two teenage suspects have been indicted.

Wyatt Miller died of multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office. He apparently knew the two teens involved.

Monday, Gustavo Olivo, 17, and Arthur Eric Magana, 16, both of Maricopa, were indicted by a grand jury on charges of first-degree murder and armed robbery. They are listed at addresses within the city limits.

PCSO was called to a residence in the 54200 block of West Cardinal Road just before 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 7. The location is a couple of miles north of Interstate 8.

The caller said somebody was shooting at her and her husband from outside the house. She then said her husband went outside to check.

When deputies arrived, said to be within minutes of being dispatched, they found Miller dead inside a 2001 Chevy truck in the front yard. He was described as having “numerous gunshot wounds.”

Two sets of shoe prints were followed to a residence in the 2300 block of South Oak Road.

“Once at the residence, the homeowner advised the two subjects ran into the back room of his home,” Sheriff Paul Babeu stated. “Deputies went inside of the residence, and the two suspects were taken into custody. The shoe prints on the suspects matched the pattern of the shoe prints at the scene. One of the suspects had blood on his shoes as well.”

Babeu said robbery appears to be the motive and the three were acquainted.

He said the investigation indicated Olivo and Magana were inside Miller’s vehicle when one of them shot Miller several times. They allegedly then stole his money and other property.

Arraignment for the juvenile suspects is scheduled for Nov. 18 at Pinal County Superior Court.

MPD is looking for a male suspect who reportedly robbed Jack in the Box on Wednesday. Photo by William Lange

The Jack in the Box restaurant in Maricopa was robbed by a person brandishing a handgun Wednesday afternoon, according to Maricopa Police Department.

The male suspect entered the eatery around 4:30 p.m. with his shirt over his head. Witnesses told police he had a gun.

When he demanded money, the cashier complied. The suspect then left the restaurant and jumped over the wall behind Fry’s Marketplace. MPD set up a perimeter but was unable to locate the suspect.

No one was injured in the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call MPD’s tip line at 520-316-6900 or 911m, or use the tip feature on the MPD app.

A photo or video footage may become available soon.