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Older man robbed after 2 men offer to help bring his groceries into his home

Katelyn Keenehan Arizona Republic

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On Monday morning, two men allegedly stole a safe out of an older man’s home in Dewey after offering to help him bring in groceries, according to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.

The safe was a black, one cubic square foot combination box that held $1,000 in cash and three handguns.

The man returned to his home in the Prescott Country Club after shopping at the Fry’s grocery store in Prescott Valley. He parked in his garage and a white SUV pulled up behind him, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Two men got out of the SUV and offered to help the man bring in his groceries. The resident accepted the offer, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Once they entered his home, the older suspect led the man into his backyard. They discussed landscaping and possible fencing repairs, according to the Sheriff’s Office. At the same time, the younger suspect invaded the master bedroom to steal the combination safe.

The three firearms were described as a black Taurus .38 caliber pistol, a black semi-automatic French pistol from the World War II era, and a black .38 revolver. 

Investigators believe the suspects may have followed the victim from Prescott Valley into the Country Club.

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is asking people to call the Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232 with additional information.