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Clerk Uses Stun Gun Against Suspect During Aggravated Robbery
 
Posted: 1/29/2013 12:00 AM
 
On Saturday, January 26th, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call in reference to an Aggravated Robbery in progress at the Skyline Market located at 5650 East Skyline Market Road, San Tan Valley.

Deputies arrived on scene within two minutes of the original call being received. The store clerk had detained Celerino Inguez Mendoza Jr. (age 13) in connection with the Aggravated Robbery. The second suspect was identified by another customer in the store as Humberto Sanchez (age 18). Sanchez had fled in a northeasterly direction after the robbery.

The investigation revealed Mendoza and Sanchez entered the business and grabbed two 18-packs of Budlight beer. Both males tried to leave the store without paying. The clerk attempted to stop them but Sanchez made it out the door and fled on foot. Mendoza attempted to follow but was caught by the clerk.

Mendoza (pictured to the left) was involved in a physical confrontation with the clerk as he attempted to escape. During the struggle, the clerk feared for his safety and used a stun gun in an effort to detain him. The clerk reported he used the stun gun on three separate occasions while trying to restrain Mendoza.

Mendoza was booked into the Pinal County Juvenile Detention Center for one count of Aggravated Robbery. Mendoza has a prior recent arrest for a burglary offense as well.


Deputies and detectives are still searching for Humberto Sanchez (pictured to the right). If anybody has any information regarding his whereabouts they are asked to contact the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office at 520-866-5111. Sanchez has prior arrests for burglary, theft, disorderly conduct, and assault.
Public Information Officer

Jim Knupp
520.483.4502
pcsopio@pinalcountyaz.gov



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