Posted: 10:50 p.m. MST
Yuma police are looking for the suspects in two armed robberies that took place Sunday afternoon.
The first one happened at 3:41 p.m. Sunday. Police said two men, one armed with a handgun, approached a woman in the parking lot of the El Encanto apartments on 8th Ave. and demanded her purse. The total amount of money and property taken is not known.
The suspects then fled the scene on foot toward 26th St. The victim was not injured.
The suspects are described as younger Hispanic males, both between the ages of 16 and 18.
One subject is around 5'10" with a slender build, wearing a blue cap, a white short-sleeved shirt, and blue baggy pants.
The other is described as being 5'8" with an average build, wearing a black jacket and blue jeans with blue basketball shorts underneath.
The two were last seen running eastbound on 26th St.
The second armed robbery happened about 20 minutes later at 4:04 p.m. Sunday.
Police said three subjects, one armed with a handgun, approached a group of men in the 1100 block of S. 5th Ave. and demanded their property.
One of the victims then began to resist the man with the gun, and during the struggle a shot was fired into the air.
The suspect then struck the man attacking him before escaping with his two accomplices.
The victim had non-life threatening injuries and was treated on scene.
The suspects were unable to take any money or property.
The suspects are all described as being Hispanic males.
The subject with the handgun is described as being 5'7'', medium build, and about 35 to 40 years of age. He was wearing a white-in-color shirt, black jacket, and blue jeans. He also had a moustache.
The second suspect is around 5'7'', slender build, and approximately 18 to 22 years of age. He was wearing a red shirt, red shorts, and a red hat.
The third suspect was about 5'7'', slender build, and approximately 18 to 22 years of age. He was wearing a white shirt and white shorts.
Yuma police are investigating whether these two armed robberies are related. If you have any information on these cases, call (928) 373-4700 or 78-CRIME to remain anonymous.