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Day laborers targeted in Phoenix armed robberies

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Police sketch of suspect sought in work solicitation robberies. (Source: Phoenix Police Department) Police sketch of suspect sought in work solicitation robberies. (Source: Phoenix Police Department)
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

An armed robber is targeting day laborers soliciting for work outside several Phoenix-area stores, police said Thursday.

Authorities released a sketch of the man in hopes it might lead to his whereabouts. 

The suspect, who speaks Spanish, has been approaching Hispanic men at Home Depot and Food City parking lots and solicits them to do work for him, officers said.

When the victims enter his car, the suspect pulls a weapon and robs them of valuables.

Police said the man is beginning to target people just walking down the street.  

People with any information about the suspect are asked to call the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6141. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call 480-WITNESS.

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