Circle K robbers arrested by Mesa police


Mesa police say the two robbers dressed up in various wigs and robbed at least three Circle K stores in the past month.

MESA, Ariz. — A Circle K employee jumped over a counter and disarmed a robber last month, ultimately helping Mesa police catch two people charged with multiple robberies in the East Valley.

Brandie Walker, 49, and her boyfriend, Johnathan Roy, 48, were arrested last Friday for robbing at least three Circle K stores in Mesa over the past month, Mesa police say.

The first flight took place on the night of May 14 near Broadway and Dobson roads. An employee told Mesa police that a woman wearing a black wig entered the store with a gun and demanded money from the register.

After giving the suspect some money, the clerk then jumped over a counter and disarmed the thief. Mesa police said the victim then turned the gun over to investigators.

The next theft took place in the early morning hours of May 19 near Baseline and Greenfield roads. A man wearing a brown wig walked into Circle K and demanded money from the cashier.

Another Circle K robbery occurred on June 12 after an armed woman wearing a brown wig entered the store around 1 a.m. One of the store’s surveillance cameras captured the license plate number of the thief’s getaway car.

Mesa police later found the same vehicle near Country Club Drive and Hampton Avenue, where they arrested Roy and Walker. Investigators searched the couple’s hotel room and reportedly found a black BB gun and a black wig.

Each suspect was jailed on multiple armed robbery charges.

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