Two men police believe are responsible for committing a string of robberies while wielding shotguns will first be questioned by the Scottsdale Police Department.
Patrick Garcia, 19, and Michael Enos, 22, are members of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and are being held in the community’s correctional facility in connection with at least five armed robberies in the last three weeks, Scottsdale police Sgt. Mark Clark said Tuesday.
The pair will be extradited in the next few weeks for questioning by Scottsdale police and could face both state and federal charges, Clark said.
Garcia and Enos were arrested by tribal police at a residence on East Indian School Road late Sunday on suspicion of a weapons violation, said Salt River police Lt. Kim Pound. Tribal police arrested them at the request of Scottsdale police on suspicion of armed robbery at three Circle Ks in Scottsdale, one in Mesa and a Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Chandler.
A firearm and other evidence were found inside their green Thunderbird that linked Garcia and Enos to the robberies, police said.