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Suspect accused of robbing Alamo Drafthouse at gunpoint in Tempe, stealing employee's vehicle

The man is accused of demanding money from an employee at gunpoint and then stealing the employee's car.
Credit: Tempe Police Department

Authorities in Tempe are looking for a suspect who is accused of robbing a movie theater at gunpoint on Saturday morning. 

The suspect was described as a man around 50 years old, 5-foot-6, 200 pounds with "salt and pepper" hair. He was also unshaven, wearing a white golfer's style hat, gray long-sleeved shirt and tan cargo shorts. He brandished a small black handgun.

The Tempe Police Department said the suspect walked into Alamo Drafthouse near Rural and Baseline roads around 9 a.m. and confronted an employee as they entered the business. 

The suspect then allegedly brandished a handgun and demanded money from the business' cash register. He then allegedly stole the employee's vehicle, which was described as a 1997 Pontiac Bonneville, Arizona license CNE-5760.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Tempe Police Department at 480-350-8311. The man is considered armed and dangerous and people should not approach him.