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Flagstaff Police Arrest A Minnesota Man After Robbing Two Stores Wednesday

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Flagstaff Police arrested a Minnesota man after he robbed two stores earlier this week. Police say 20-year-old Paris Javon Crowell entered the Verizon Wireless store at around 3 p.m. at the 26-hundred block of South Woodlands Village Boulevard. Officials say a store employee said Crowell pulled out a knife and told them to call police because he was robbing the store. He was given an undisclosed amount of money, in which he discarded and fled into the parking lot. He then walked across the street and into the GameStop store, where he again pulled out a knife and told them to call police to tell him he was robbing the store. He once again was given an undisclosed amount of money, and again he discarded it. Numerous officers arrived at the store and quickly spotted Crowell. Flagstaff Police quickly de-escalated the situation after several minutes of talking to him. He dropped the knife and was taken into custody. Crowell immediately started to tell officers he didn’t want to live anymore. During the interview process he told police he came to Flagstaff to camp and then became despondent and decided to commit robberies, not for the money but to commit suicide by police. He was booked into the Coconino County Jail on two counts of armed robbery along with several counts of aggravated assault.