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Posted on: January 3, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Bellemont Burglary and Assault Investigation

Flagstaff, AZ – On December 30, 2016 around 12:00 am, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an assault and burglary in the Bellemont community west of Flagstaff, AZ. A female manager of the Bellemont McDonalds had just returned to her residence and entered her garage when two men broke in through the side door to her garage and assaulted her attempting to steal a box containing several thousand dollars. The suspects had sprayed the victim with pepper spray and tried to choke her.

When another person at the residence heard the noise and came to the garage door, the suspects fled on foot. The suspects are described as two men who were dressed in dark clothing with white bandanas. Their faces were covered, but one was described as tall and thin and the other as shorter and of a stocky build.

Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Troopers from Arizona Department of Public Safety in attempt to locate the suspects. It is believed that the suspects had knowledge of the money being carried in the box, targeting the victim specifically. The case is still under active investigation.

If you have any information regarding this incident or the suspects, you are asked to call the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office at 1-800-338-7888 or Silent Witness at 928- 774-6111.

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