On 07/02/17 a male suspect rang the front doorbell to the residence located at 2234 W Edgewood Ave. Upon receiving no reply the suspect entered the back yard and broke out the rear arcadia door with an axe to gain access into the residence. The victim in the house heard the crash and grabbed her phone, and locked herself into the bathroom. The suspect then forced entry into bathroom with the axe. The suspect confronted the victim while holding the axe and demanded cash/money. The suspect grabbed items and fled the residence.
The victim called Mesa Police and an investigation was initiated. Through the course of the investigation a 16 year old juvenile suspect was identified as the person in the video surveillance and probable cause was developed to make an arrest. On 07/06/17 Mesa Police Officers located and placed the suspect under arrest. He has been referred to the Juvenile Court for one count of ARS 1304A4 – Kidnapping, ARS 13-1508A Burglary (1st degree), ARS 1904A1 Armed Robbery, ARS 13-1204A1 Aggravated Assault, and two counts of ARS 13-1506A1 Burglary (3rd Degree).
*** Due to the suspect being a juvenile we will not be releasing further identifying information such as a booking photo or name. ***