California transient hits clerk with pipe, steals money in Arizona

Joyce Lupiani

California transient hits clerk with pipe, steals money in Arizona

CREATED Nov. 14, 2013

Mohave Valley, AZ (KTNV) -- 23-year-old Marcus Thomas Cruz has been arrested for armed robbery and aggravated assault by Mohave County Sheriff's deputies.

Cruz, a transient from Needles, Calif., was arrested late Wednesday after a female was injured during a robbery at a bookstore on Nov. 6.

Cruz allegedly hit the victim over the head with water pipe and stole an undisclosed amount of money.

On Nov. 13, deputies received a tip and were able to take Cruz into custody without incident.

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