Cops release photo of ‘Friendly’ robbery suspect

Grand Junction police want to identify this man in connection with Saturday’s armed robbery at Smoker Friendly, 2692 Highway 50.

The Grand Junction Police Department on Monday released a surveillance photo in hopes of identifying a man who reportedly robbed a business at knifepoint and assaulted a worker.

Officers were called just before 7 p.m. Saturday on a report of a man who hit a store employee at Smoker Friendly, 2692 Highway 50, before fleeing with an undisclosed amount of cash. Police have described the suspect as white, in his 30’s, about 6 feet tall, weighing about 170 pounds and he was wearing a dark-colored coat with a hoodie covering his head.

Anyone with information is asked to call dispatch at (970) 242-6707, or Mesa County Crime Stoppers, 241-STOP. Tips can be sent on Crime Stoppers’ web page,, and they can also be texted to 274637 with TIP729 included in the message.


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