Yuma Police are on the lookout for persons responsible for two armed robberies in the city, occurring within an hour of each other.
Police say the first incident occurred at the El Encanto Apartments on South Eighth Avenue around 3pm Sunday (27). The female victim gave the suspects her purse, and the suspects took off on foot, running eastbound on 26th Street.
Around 4pm, three suspects, one armed with a handgun, approached a group of adult males on South Fifth Street, and demanded they give up their money and belongings. One of the suspects was showing a handgun, which went off during a struggle.
Police say they are unsure if the robberies are connected. If anyone has any information, they are asked to contact the Yuma Police Department at 928-373-4700 or call 78-Crime.