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YPD news release: Armed Robbery

YUMA, Ariz. - Shortly after midnight on Tuesday, May 24, Yuma police officers responded to a Motel 6, located at 1640 S. Arizona Avenue in reference to an armed robbery.  The victim, an elderly male, reported a knocking at his room door, when he answered the door two adult males forced entry into his room. One of the men is described to have been wearing a black mask and armed with a rifle.  The suspects tied up the victim and took an undisclosed amount of money along with some personal belongings.  The suspects fled in an unknown direction.  The victim was able to eventually free himself after the suspects left the room and he called 911.

The suspects are described as Hispanic males, one approximately mid-twenties and the other wearing a mask with a skull on it. 

The Yuma Police Department encourages anyone with any information about this case to please call the Yuma Police Department at (928) 373-4700 or 78-Crime at (928) 782-7463 to remain anonymous.  Remember if your information leads to an arrest you may receive up to a $1,000 cash reward.

Information released by:   Sergeant Lori Franklin