MESQUITE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Mesquite Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying an armed robbery suspect.

Police said on Monday, July 8, 2019 around 3:00 p.m. a young man picked up two cell phones that had been left on the grass while their owners played basketball on the courts at Pirrung Elementary School.

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The owners of the cell phones confronted the young man when they say he pulled out a handgun and threatened them.

Mesquite robbery suspect (Mesquite PD)

The suspect then ran off into the neighborhood.

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No one was hurt.

Mesquite Police describe the suspect this way:

Black male, 17-20yo, short hair, 6’1″, medium build, wearing a green shirt and black athletic shorts. 

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5000.00 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense.

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Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-TIPS; or contact the Mesquite Police Department at 972-285-6336.