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$1K reward offered in Phoenix light rail holdup

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Police are looking for two suspects who held up two light rail riders. (Source: Phoenix Police Department) Police are looking for two suspects who held up two light rail riders. (Source: Phoenix Police Department)
The incident occurred Saturday at around 12:55 a.m. (Source: Phoenix Police Department) The incident occurred Saturday at around 12:55 a.m. (Source: Phoenix Police Department)
Silent Witness is offering a reward of up to $1,000. (Source: Phoenix Police Department) Silent Witness is offering a reward of up to $1,000. (Source: Phoenix Police Department)
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

Phoenix police need help finding two suspects who held two Metro Light Rail passengers at gunpoint while they stole one of the victim's cell phones.

The robbery happened Saturday at around 12:55 a.m. when the eastbound train had stopped at 3800 E. Washington St.

The two suspects stepped off the train, police said. One of them climbed back on again and forcibly removed the cell phone from one of the victim's hands, police said.

The other suspect stood at the doorway and pointed a gun at the two passengers, officers said.

When the second victim refused to give up his cell phone, the suspect punched him in the face, officers said.   

Silent Witness is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to arrests and convictions in the case.

Both suspects are Hispanic men. One of them is described as between 20 to 30 years old. He is 5'9" tall and weighs 150 pounds. He has a dark "buzzed" haircut. He has tattoos of an "E" on his right forearm, "CHUCKS" on his right arm and a cross on left shoulder.

The other suspect is described as between 17 to 20 years old. He is 5'6" tall and weighs 120 pounds. He also has a dark "buzzed" haircut.

People with any information are asked to contact the Phoenix Police Department's Homicide Unit at 602-262-6141. People can also call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or 480-TESTIGO.

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