Armed Gunman Robs Couple On Halloween Day


Detectives are still looking for a man who robbed a couple Halloween day wielding two semi-automatic weapons and cloaked in camouflage.

A local couple was sitting in their vehicle off a remote-section of Mayfield Canyon Road in Star Valley when they say a man walked out of the brush wearing tan camouflage clothing, gloves and a blue bandana over his face around 2:15 p.m. Oct. 31, said Gila County Sheriff’s Det. George Ratliff.

The man pulled two semi-automatic handguns and demanded the couple’s money and cell phones. The man in the vehicle gave the robber his wallet and cell phone, but the woman in the car had nothing to give.

The gunman took off on foot, running back into the brush. Being in a remote area, where there are no houses around, no one else witnessed the event, Ratliff said.

The couple was parked in an area near the northwest end of the county yard.

Deputies searched the area and found the man’s cell phone.

Ratliff later tracked the use of the man’s credit cards at several Payson-area stores.

The robber made at least three purchases with the cards, racking up at least $160 in charges, before the credit cards were canceled later that night.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call the GCSO at (928) 474-2208.


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