Police seek suspects in string of Metro PCS robberies

Posted at 5:00 PM, Feb 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-09 20:20:46-05

SAN DIEGO - Police are investigating a series of robberies targeting Metro PCS cellular phone stores around San Diego.

Police, along with the San Diego Sheriff's Department, are trying to identify two suspects wanted for the string of robberies dating back to January. In every robbery, police said at least one suspect entered with a weapon, threatened an employee or employees, and demanded cell phones.

The suspects have threatened employees with guns, a stun gun, and a machete.

The robberies have occurred at:

  • January 27, 2017 – Metro PCS, 4202 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego
  • January 30, 2017 – Metro PCS, 3458 Adams Avenue, San Diego
  • January 25, 2017 – Metro PCS, 8662 Jamacha Road, Spring Valley
  • February 1, 2017 – Metro PCS, 1840 Coronado Avenue, San Diego
  • February 6, 2017 – Metro PCS, 12643 Poway Road, Poway
  • February 7, 2017– Metro PCS, 5430 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego
  • February 8, 2017 – Metro PCS, 6686 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego

Police believe the suspects may be using an accomplice to drive a getaway vehicle as well.

One suspect was described as a Hispanic or light skin black male, around 30-years-old, 5-foot-7 inches and 5-foot-9 inches tall with medium to heavy build. The second suspect was described as a Hispanic or light skin black male, between 25- and 30-years-old, about 6-feet-tall, with thin to medium build.

Anyone with information on the suspect or location of these suspects is asked to call the SDPD’s Robbery Unit at 619-531-2299 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 888-580-8477.