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City of Surprise Police Department Police Department
14250 W. Statler Plaza
Surprise, Arizona 85374
Office 623.222.4000
Fax 623.222.4208
For Immediate Release December 27, 2007
CONTACT: Sergeant Mark Ortega
Public Information Officer
Office: 623.222.4270
Pager: 602.208.1724

Surprise Police Seek Robbers Posing as Officers.

SURPRISE, AZ (December 27, 2007) On December 22, 2007 at approximately 7:45 pm , the Surprise Police Department responded to a call at the 12700 block of West Grand Avenue, reference an armed robbery. The victim, 48 year old Jose Ledesma, of Surprise, said that he was robbed by two men who stated they were police officers, while he was walking down the street. The victim described one of the men as a heavy set, 6’0” tall Hispanic male with a thin mustache, wearing a dark blue or black police style shirt with a badge. The victim was unable to identify the other individual. Ledesma stated that the two men pulled up to him in a grey four door passenger vehicle. One of the men then stepped out of the vehicle and identified himself as a police officer while the other brandished a pistol. The suspect then took Ledesma’s wallet, got back into the vehicle and fled the scene.

The Surprise Police Department is asking residents to be aware and cautious. Anyone with information regarding this crime should call the Surprise Police Department at 623-222-4000.