Police: Teens arrested in clown mask robberies

PHOENIX, AZ (KTRK) -- Police have arrested two 17-year-olds who allegedly robbed two fast food restaurants while wearing clown masks.

Phoenix police say one juveniles robbed a Taco Bell and Domino's Pizza at gunpoint and the other acted as a getaway driver.

Just before 8 p.m. Tuesday, police responded to the Taco Bell for a call of an armed robbery.

The suspect was armed with a handgun, wearing what was described as a clown mask. Police say he fired a shot during the crime, but no one was injured.

A second incident occurred at a Domino's restaurant while police were responding to the first incident. Like the first robbery, the suspect was wearing a clown mask and fired a gunshot, but no one was hurt.

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The primary suspect in these robberies was arrested during a traffic stop on Wednesday evening, and was found to be in possession of evidence from the robberies. This investigation led to the identification and arrest of the second suspect.

The clown suspect was charged with three armed robberies and the second suspect was charged with acting as his getaway driver, along with a separate armed robbery of his own.

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Due to the age of the suspects, their names will not be released.
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