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Armed robbery spree: 5 of 6 behind bars

Andrew Perez appeared before judge for first time
Posted at 10:33 PM, Jun 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-17 23:45:40-04


13 Action News cameras were the only ones inside the courtroom as an alleged serial robber appeared before a judge for the first time. 

According to court documents, Andrew Perez, 18, is facing several robbery, burglary, and weapons charges.  

The charges stem from at least three different incidents in May and June.

Prosecutors said they believe Perez is involved in a series of eight robberies across the valley.

"One of the robberies did result in the shooting of one of the victim's," said the prosecutor, "Mr. Perez was not inside of that 7-Eleven at the time of the shooting but was in the car outside."

Five of six defendants are currently in custody. Detectives are still tracking down one suspect. 

Perez is scheduled to appear in court Monday.  


Following a string of violent robberies across the valley, the family of one of the victims told 13 Action News multiple arrests have been made.

Police say six stores were hit in 48 hours. In the surveillance video, the camera captured the moment a 7-Eleven clerk was shot in the head. The clerk, a father of 7, was critically injured.

The family of that clerk told 13 Action News that detectives have tracked down and arrested four suspects. They are still searching for one more.

Police have not yet commented on any arrests or released any other information.  

This is a developing story. Check back to 13 Action News for updates.