PD: Man with hatchet robs Greg Stanton in PHX

Police say former Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton was robbed by a hatchet-wielding man while leaving a restaurant in Phoenix Saturday night. Stanton, who is now a congressional candidate, was reportedly robbed near 12th Avenue and Camelback Road.Sources tell ABC15 Investigators that a man armed with a hatchet confronted Stanton as he was leaving the Thai Rama restaurant around 8:20 p.m. The man demanded cash from Stanton, who then threw his wallet at the suspect and ran back inside for help. Police say they searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect, who has still yet to be found. The suspect is described as a white man between 35 and 40 years old with black hair, facial hair, and a chunky build. He was last seen wearing a white and brown striped shirt and jeans. Fortunately, no injuries were reported during the incident. Stanton’s spokesperson said he is in good spirits after the incident. He has released the following statement: “As I was walking to my car after dinner, a man, armed with what appeared to be a hatchet, robbed me.  I was not hurt. I want to thank the Phoenix Police Department for the very fast response of our officers, and for handling the case with such professionalism. Although incidents like this are scary, I’m undeterred and will be eating again at this local restaurant – one of my favorites – later this week.”