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9/18/2012 9:57:00 PM
European tourists robbed at gunpoint in Cordes Junction; two teens arrested, accused of stealing car, money, phones
The Daily Courier

CORDES JUNCTION - Two teens were arrested Sunday after allegedly stealing at gunpoint a rental car and money from Polish tourists. The suspects were apprehended in Phoenix after leading police on a high-speed chase, according to Yavapai County Sheriff's Office spokesman Dwight D'Evelyn.

The two male 17-year-olds, both from Phoenix, found the husband and wife, who had arrived in Phoenix from London a few hours earlier, sleeping in their rented car at a service station in Cordes Junction, just off the freeway, at about 11 p.m. One of the suspects pulled a gun and told the couple to get out of the car, and took the car, $1,000 in cash, a GPS unit, and their cellphones, D'Evelyn said. The victims were able to convince the robbers to leave their passports and some clothes, he added.

A Yavapai County Sheriff's deputy arrived at the scene, put out the suspect description on the radio, and then took the couple to a nearby hotel.

Meanwhile, a Department of Public Safety officer in Phoenix spotted the stolen Ford sedan traveling more than100 mph in Phoenix and pursued the car, which finally stopped in the 8700 block of N. 30th Avenue, D'Evelyn said.

One suspect was caught right away; the other ran, but was captured shortly after with the help of a police helicopter.

Deputies recovered the victims' property, including the cash, and booked the two juveniles on charges including robbery, theft of a vehicle and theft.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Monday, September 24, 2012
Article comment by: Rag Stickup

@ Tap Rack
You left off the last part of ‘Tap Rack’ in your moniker. The last part is the most important part of the procedure.
This must presumably be yet another word which must terribly upset you.
It’s Tap, Rack, BANG!
I know that mentioning that word probably triggered an emotional response and for that I apologize. Oops, I mentioned trigger. Trigger. Bang. Trigger. Bang.
The Corps would be so disappointed with you.

Posted: Sunday, September 23, 2012

Did you have any relevant comment to make concerning the article, or are you just a self-appointed member of the 'grammar police"?

Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2012


Classic. In all caps, no less. Open mouth - insert foot. You people slay me...

Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2012
Article comment by: Just Saying

Sue their parents!
Charge their parents for ALL costs. Also, charge them for pychological pain and suffering they cause rg community by dumping their dirt into the gene pool. How rude.
Their parents must be held financially responsible!

Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2012
Article comment by: Gun bans work great!

Two unarmed female police officers were killed in England on Tuesday (9/18/12) by a criminal armed with a handgun and grenade... both of which were illegal to possess. That 'no guns' thing is really working well there, don't ya think?

Disarming citizens is either a childish emotional response to fear, or a deliberate attempt to assert total control. No rational thought involved.

Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2012


Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2012

Did any of you even bother to actually read the article before commenting?

It clearly states that the tourists are from POLAND, and not Great Britain...

Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Article comment by: Tap Rack

Nothing good comes from guns, EVER.

Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Article comment by: Coyote Contraire™

"...took the couple to a nearby hotel."
There's a hotel somewhere near Cordes Junction?

Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Article comment by: Ghost of the Real Prescott Patriot

In England, they would have been robbed by knife or club/tire iron so gun grabbers....get to work!

Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Article comment by: to Jack May

Politically incorrect to punish criminals? Are you nuts? As a country we have the largest prison population in the world. How large do you want our prisons to be? Maybe you want commenters to the newspapers to be put in prison too? Or perhaps people who make movies which offend certain religions? Or people who criticize a politician or public figure? Well, then maybe just people who commit crimes.

Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Article comment by: welcome to the USA

Glad to have you Brits here on holiday. Now you will be able to hear how to speak proper English. Sorry about the mugging. In Europe the teens just pick your pocket and let you go on your merry way none the wiser.

Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Article comment by: @ welcome to Somalia

I read the UK Daily Mail online almost every day. Guess what? They occasionally have stories about people being robbed at gunpoint and shot in Britain too. Whether or not guns are legal (BTW, a 17 y/o is not legally able to buy/posses a gun in this country either), criminals WILL get their hands on them somehow. I'm positive these thugs weren't illegally posing a gun because they wanted to go hunting or sports shooting like 99.9% of LEGAL gun owners in this country. They illegally obtained firearms for the sole purpose of committing a crime, and criminals of any nationality, regardless of gun laws in their country, will do the same.

I am so sorry to this couple who had to endure this kind of experience as guests in our country. I hope that after this unfortunate experience does not make them feel the majority of Americans would EVER behave in such a manner. I hope the perpetrators have the book thrown at them, and the couple has an otherwise enjoyable experience in our country. What a way to start off a vacation!

Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Article comment by: The Rev

In the UK American tourists get glassed. As to the NHS what may I say.

Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Article comment by: To Welcome To Somalia

Feel free to move anywhere out of this country you so desire - where all your socialistic dreams may come true. I'm sure there are many of us who would be happy to contribute toward your one-way ticket! Personally, I like having the feedoms available right here in the good ol' USA. Hopefully we can keep them here!

And to the tourists who were the victims in this terrible crime, my heart goes out to you. Know that most of us Americans are happy to have you here and hope the remainder of your stay is safe and enjoyable.

Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Article comment by: Welcome To Somalia

...I mean America! I wonder how many American tourists have been robbed at GUN point in Britain - zero because hand guns are banned. I wonder how hard it was for 17 year olds to get guns in our wonderfully dangerous country - Ha! take your pick, pawn shop, trade show, craigslist. And I also wonder how an injured Britain would pay for our astronomical medical bills - Well, they would be covered by their universal health care. Britain still rules.

Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Article comment by: Jack May

The odds are astronomical that these two 17 year olds are out on the streets right now. What else are they going to do but continue to practice their craft of being street thugs. There is no down side to being a criminal these days. After all it is politically incorrect to punish criminals.

Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Article comment by: Another Scar On Az.

Guns in the hands of juveniles and a bad experience by foreigners.
Need I say more?

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