Resident speaks out about armed robbery in his neighborhood
YUMA, Ariz. (13 On Your Side) - Yuma police continue to look for an armed robber wearing a black ski mask who used a shotgun to rob a victim.
According to police, an SUV with several passengers pulled up to a man who was walking near 3rd Avenue and 20th Street.
Police say one of the passengers pointed a shotgun at him demanding his money.
Ebert Fike lives down the block from where the armed robbery happened.
Fike has lived in the area for 50 years. He says crime has got worse in the area.
Fike says, "I don't appreciate it, and I don't like it, and I wish somebody would do something about it. We need more patrol in my opinion."
Police say they are actively investigating this latest armed robbery.
It's the fourth one involving a robber wearing a mask in the last month.
"It's not the right thing. I understand the man had to hand over his bill fold and his credit cards and all that. It's a shame he didn't get the number of the vehicle if he could have. Something's got to be done this is all getting crazy."
Police do not advise residents to take the law into their own hands, but Fike says he packs to protect himself from criminals. Fike says "I'm not worried about myself I've got ways to protect myself. I will protect what I have."
Police say they are on the look-out for a white 1990's model ford explorer with a luggage rack on top and a black stripe down the entire length of the SUV.
Anyone with information is asked to call police or 78-crime.
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