AZ shoplifting suspect threatens employee with ax

AZ shoplifting suspect threatens employee with ax

CREATED Jun. 30, 2012

Web Producer: Rikki Mitchell

PHOENIX (AP) - Phoenix police have arrested two men on multiple felony charges after they say one of them threatened an employee with an ax after shoplifting at a Home Depot in northwest Phoenix.
   
Officer James Holmes says that 27-year-old Kyle Gustav Book and 23-year-old Michael Powers were arrested Friday on charges of armed robbery, stealing a car and unlawful flight.
   
Holmes says that police suspect Book of shoplifting and then threatening an employee with an ax before running out of the store and getting into a car driven by Powers.
   
Officers who had responded to the scene tried to stop the car, but the pair fled. Police used a helicopter to track them and soon after arrested them.
   
It's unclear whether Book and Powers yet have attorneys.

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