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Bank holdups believed by same man climb to 5

Citizen Staff

Police are looking for William Lee Smith, whose alleged robbery spree began Sept. 15.



Tucson police continue to look for William Lee Smith, who they say Friday afternoon robbed his fifth bank since Sept. 15.

Smith, 36, is believed to have robbed four other Tucson banks last month, said Officer Kathy Wendling, a police spokeswoman.

In the latest incident, investigators say a man matching Smith’s description walked into the Wells Fargo at 1755 W. Valencia Road on Friday about 4:10 p.m. and demanded money.

The man, who did not appear to be armed, left with the money in a plastic bag.

Smith is also believed to have robbed a Bank of America at 2885 N. Campbell Ave. on Sept. 30, the Wells Fargo at 4036 N. First Ave. on Sept. 15, the Bank One at 2001 E. Irvington Road on Sept. 17 and another Bank of America at 595 E. Wetmore Road on Sept. 19.

He is described as 6 feet 3 inches tall with brown hair and brown eyes.

He may be associated with a champagne or silver 1990s compact station wagon, police said.

PHOTO CAPTION: Photo courtesy of Tucson Police Department

This photo from a surveillance video taken Sept. 30 at Bank of America, 2885 N. Campbell Ave., shows a man police believe is Tucsonan William Lee Smith.

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