Reward Offered For Information About “Brazen” Robbers That Targeted Elderly Dewey Man

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The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying two men involved in a “brazen theft” which occurred in the Prescott Country Club in Dewey.

According to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, an elderly man returned to his Prescott Country Club home after shopping at the Fry’s in Prescott Valley in the late morning hours of October 19, 2020. As the victim pulled into his garage, a white SUV or Pickup with two Hispanic men inside pulled in behind him. The two men offered to help the elderly man carry his groceries into his house. The elderly man agreed to let them help him.

Once inside, the older of the two robbers distracted the elderly man by leading him to his backyard and talking about doing landscaping and fencing repairs. At the same time, the younger robber entered the master bedroom and stole a small 1 foot square black combination lock safe from the closet.

Inside the safe was $1,000 in cash as well as three handguns.

The first firearm was described as a Taurus .38 caliber pistol, and black in color. The Taurus was new and still inside the box. The second firearm was a black semi-automatic handgun described as a World War 2 era French pistol. The third handgun was a black .38 revolver of an unknown make.

Investigators believe the thieves may have followed the elderly man from Prescott Valley or from the Maverick area in the Prescott Country Club.

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office says that if a member of the public provide information leading to an arrest in this case, they could earn up to a $400 cash reward. To earn the reward, tipsters must call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232 or submit a tip at www.yavapaisw.com. All tips are anonymous.

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