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Machete-wielding man robs Mesa Walmart

Steven Flores (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Steven Flores (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
Flores faces charges of robbery and aggravated assault. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Flores faces charges of robbery and aggravated assault. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
MESA, AZ (CBS5) -

Mesa police caught up with a machete-wielding man who fled after holding up a Walmart Neighborhood Market early Monday morning.

Steven Flores struggled with police twice during his arrest - once when he was caught and a second time during a one-on-one investigation. 

Police said during the scuffle, multiple officers were exposed to the suspect's blood on their skin.

Flores is accused of pulling off the armed robbery at a Walmart store at 8335 E. Guadalupe just after 4 a.m.

The suspect ran out the store and jumped a wall into the neighborhood, officers said.

Flores was taken into custody and booked into jail on charges of robbery and aggravated assault.

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