Police search for ‘armed and dangerous’ suspects in Florence

The suspects rammed two deputy vehicles before fleeing the scene on foot, the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office said.

FLORENCE, Ariz. — Two men are on the loose after fleeing the scene of an early morning burglary near Florence, the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office said. Police have identified one of the men as 61-year-old Michael Anthony.

Deputies responded to the burglary taking place on Desert Hills Road south of Florence around 3am. The suspects reportedly tried to leave the scene in a car when deputies arrived.

One of the deputies fired his gun at the two suspects after the suspects rammed the deputies’ response vehicles, the sheriff’s office said. The suspects then fled on foot.

Both men are considered armed and dangerous, deputies said.

“One suspect appears to be wearing glasses, facial hair, a dark colored cap, long curly hair and jeans. The other appears to be a balding Caucasian male wearing a long sleeve t-shirt with writing on the back and jeans,” the sheriff’s office said.

One of the two suspects was identified as Michael Anthony, 61, by a PCSO spokesman.

Anyone with information on either suspect is asked to call (520) 866-5111 Where 911 in an emergency.

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