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Man held in hoax, holdup after bomb claim at bank

Citizen Staff



A 65-year-old man, who allegedly claimed he had a bomb, was arrested by police Tuesday on suspicion of robbing a midtown bank.

Tucson Police Department bicycle officers arrested Jason Lee shortly after 3:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Wells Fargo Bank, 1260 W. Prince Road, said Sgt. Judy Altieri, a Tucson police spokeswoman.

Lee, who lives in the 500 block of East Mohave Street, was booked into the Pima County Jail on one count of armed robbery. His bail was set at $10,000.

Lee allegedly demanded money from a customer service representative and said he was carrying a bomb in a small black bag. He was given an undisclosed amount of cash and fled, leaving the bag, Altieri said.

The bank was evacuated while the Tucson police bomb squad inspected the bag, which contained a fake bomb.

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