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Camera catches robber in the act

Citizen Staff Writer

Deputies seek help catching the man who held up a bank at a Safeway on Valencia.


Citizen Staff Writer

Sheriff’s detectives are seeking the public’s help to find a man suspected of the gunpoint robbery of a South Side bank branch.

No shots were fired, and no one was injured during the robbery Tuesday at the Wells Fargo branch inside a Safeway Food & Drug store at 2940 W. Valencia Road, said Detective Robert Fiori.

Fiori asks anyone with information on the robbery to call him at 741-4892 or the county attorney’s anonymous tip program at 88-CRIME.

A reward of up to $2,500 is available for information provided to 88-CRIME that leads to the arrest and indictment of the suspect.

In a bank surveillance photo of the man, the robber is seen as a light-complected Hispanic or white man in his mid-20s, standing 5 feet 10 and with a medium build. He has a mustache and was wearing a white baseball cap and red T-shirt.

The man walked into the bank branch about 12:35 p.m. Tuesday, pulled a pistol and demanded cash from two tellers, said Deputy Steve Easton, a sheriff’s spokesman.

He escaped with an undisclosed amount of money, Easton said.

PHOTO CAPTION: Tucson Police Department photo

Deputies are hoping someone will offer information about this man, who robbed a Wells Fargo branch in the Safeway at 2940 S. Valencia Road on Tuesday.

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