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One particular of the suspects was introduced from an Arizona prison on June 17, less than a thirty day period prior to the violent theft at an Anthem jewelry store.

PHOENIX — The two suspects in a robust-arm robbery in Anthem that led to someone obtaining shot had been arrested in California.

The incident took place close to 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the Andrew Z Diamonds & Fantastic Jewelry in a browsing heart across the road from Anthem Local community Park.

A guy was shot for the duration of the incident. Authorities say he is in crucial problem but steady as of Wednesday afternoon. He has not been determined.

The two suspects, 18-year-previous Helen Simmons and 22-calendar year-outdated Mathew Jones, had been arrested right away on Saturday in Huntington Seashore soon after a quick pursuit with area police.

Jones was released from an Arizona jail on June 17, a couple of months before the robbery in Anthem. Jones experienced earlier pleaded guilty to unlawful imprisonment in Maricopa County Superior Courtroom, documents present.

Both of those encounter felony fees. Jones is getting held on a $1 million bond even though Simmons has a $500,000 bond.

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Small business homeowners and people in this group are stunned by the violent crime.

Locals like Lindsey Workman and John Madsen had been just as shocked as Legends Bar Manager Shelley Brock, who operates just toes from the place the capturing transpired.

“I have the Citizen app, and it popped up on my observe, someone bought shot .03 miles from my specific spot, and I was like what?” Workman said.

“I head back from the East Coast and occur out to beautiful Anthem it is like Mayberry the place Andy Griffith lived, and then shoot them up what’s going on?” Madsen extra.

The bar went on lockdown just as consumers listened to the photographs just a number of doorways down.

“It was tremendous creepy, terrifying but you know you just have to stay calm and figure it out. We did have friends on the patio and they are the types who termed 911 and experienced listened to it and went around there,” Brock explained.

The restricted-knit local community shared different aspects about the alleged suspect or suspects dependable. They described them rolling up to the organization on bikes sporting all black with helmets on ahead of heading into the keep.

“To me, it truly is obtained to be anyone that is aware of the inside, nobody walks in with a pistol and just robs, correct?” Madsen puzzled.

Family members and mates convey to 12 Information that the victim who was shot has been through hrs of operation, and they are hopeful for his entire restoration.

“My loved ones will be praying for him and hope he tends to make an astounding restoration,” Workman reported.


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