Sheriff’s Office searches for Black Canyon City armed robbery suspect

Around 1:35 p.m. Wednesday, an armed robbery occurred at the 76 Service Station, located 35769 Old Black Canyon Highway, Rock Springs, in Black Canyon City. (Photo courtesy of YCSO)

Around 1:35 p.m. Wednesday, an armed robbery occurred at the 76 Service Station, located 35769 Old Black Canyon Highway, Rock Springs, in Black Canyon City. (Photo courtesy of YCSO)

BLACK CANYON CITY – Around 1:35 p.m. Wednesday, an armed robbery occurred at the 76 Service Station, located 35769 Old Black Canyon Highway, Rock Springs, in Black Canyon City.

An undisclosed amount of US currency was taken, according to a news release from Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.

YCSO said the suspect is armed with a handgun in a holster at his waist.

The initial description of this suspect has been updated to describe him as a white male with a thin build who is 6 feet to 6 feet 3 inches tall. He was wearing black baggie shorts with a shiny belt buckle, a black sweatshirt with a hood, and black and white mask. The suspect was last seen driving a dark colored SUV.

Witnesses describe a possible suspect vehicle as a blue Chevrolet Trailblazer with an unknown license plate, faded paint, and riding low in the back as if loaded heavy.

The vehicle drove away north on Old Black Canyon Highway, according to the release.

A security video of the incident is available for viewing at this link: https://youtu.be/vw7qx1gmgE8 and on the YCSO Facebook page.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Sheriff’s Office immediately at 928-771-3260. If you see the suspect, please call 911 and do not approach or otherwise engage.

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