Bo Runge, a Shell station clerk, was at work on the night of Oct. 13 when a man attempted to rob him, he told police. He said the man had his hands in his pocket and was, “trying to act like he had a weapon.” When the suspect attempted to go behind the counter, Runge grabbed a baseball bat. The suspect then fled on foot without obtaining money or merchandise.
Runge said the man claimed to have robbed the store before, which is at 19680 N. John Wayne Parkway. Maricopa Police took a still picture from the store’s video footage, which they circulated throughout the department. Officers identified the suspect as Brandon Osife, who was convicted of robbing the same store in an incident that occurred last year on Oct. 23.
Osife was arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery a short distance from the store at 12:29 a.m. on Oct. 14. He is in Pinal County Jail on a $10,000 bond.