Its just another day in America…
DO YOU RECOGNIZE THIS MAN?!
On Saturday (6/4), this man assaulted an employee, stole phones, and cash from the store. After the assault, the man ran westbound on Bethany Home Rd. See suspect description below. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/dnaxESL20Y
— Phoenix Police (@PhoenixPolice) June 7, 2022
According to Fox 10:
– Police say the man caught on video brutally attacking a Cricket Wireless employee before getting away with phones and cash from a store in Phoenix has been arrested.
The incident happened just after 5 p.m. on June 4 at a Cricket Wireless store near 43rd Avenue and Bethany Home Road.
“When [officers] got there, they found a woman bleeding with a laceration to her face,” Sgt. Philip Krynsky said in a statement.
The 22-year-old victim told police a man walked into the store and began punching and kicking her.
Surveillance video released by police shows the attack — the man approaches the employee, who then asks him if he needs help.
“How can I help you?” the employee asked.
He starts to respond before violently attacking the employee.
After the attack, the man went to the back of the store and stole several items and cash, police said. The victim was able to get away from the man and run to the business next door to call for help, but the suspect fled before authorities arrived.
After police released the surveillance video, they received multiple tips and were able to identify the suspect. Three days later, he was found and arrested.
The suspect, identified as 33-year-old Michael Cook, was booked into Maricopa County Jail on June 8. He faces multiple charges, including robbery, kidnapping, assault and criminal trespassing.