Check cashing business robbed, TV stolen from car wash


A man with a paper note robbed A B Check Cashing on Honeycutt Road in the Maricopa Business Center today.

An employee, Mariam Erives, said a tall man between 30 to 35 years old walked into the store around 11:20 a.m. and handed her a note in a plastic bag demanding she place the store’s cash in the bag. She put the money into the bag and the man left through the front doors, she said.

Erives said the man did not brandish a weapon. At first Erives thought the man may have been black or Hispanic, but said he appeared to be Hispanic or white when she watched him on the surveillance recording after the robbery.

“I was frightened when he handed me the note,” she said.

Elliot Sneezy, a Maricopa police officer at the scene, said a K9 unit from the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office was being called in to help investigate the case.

For a detailed description of the suspect from MPD, click here.

On Sunday, a flat-screen TV was stolen from the Maricopa Auto Spa, said Ashley Escalante, who assists the owner, Raphael Thompson, with the operation of the business.