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Suspect sought in robbery spree

Citizen Staff



Tucson police are asking for the public’s help to find a man they suspect has held up four financial institutions between Nov. 14 and Saturday.

No injuries were reported in any of the holdups.

The man has been described by witnesses, and police released photographs of him and asked that anyone knowing about him or his whereabouts call 911 or the county attorney’s anonymous tip program at 88-CRIME.

The 88-CRIME program offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information called in through 88-CRIME that leads to arrests and indictments in robberies.

The first robbery was at a Wells Fargo Bank branch at 3655 E. Grant Road at 4:32 p.m. Nov. 14.

A man implied he was armed and left with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.

He was described as 5 feet 11, with dark eyes, brown hair, a mustache and a small patch of hair under his lower lip. He was wearing a green windbreaker, dark shirt with white writing on it, shorts and hiking boots.

The second robbery was at Pyramid Credit Union, 921 N. Swan Road, at 5:49 p.m. Nov. 21.

The robber did not imply he had a weapon but passed a note demanding cash to a teller and left with an undisclosed amount.

He was described as 35 to 50 years old, 5 feet 10, 160 pounds, with brown hair and a goatee, wearing a green shirt, green hat and blue pants.

The last two robberies were Saturday. In each, the man passed a note demanding cash, no weapon was seen, and he left with undisclosed amounts of cash, police said.

The first of those robberies was at the Meriwest Credit Union, 5801 E. Broadway, at 10:40 a.m.

The robber was described as 35 to 40 years old. As in the Pyramid holdup, he was described as 5 feet 10 and 160 pounds, with brown hair and a goatee. At the Meriwest Credit Union, witnesses said he wore a flannel jacket and a white cap.

The second Saturday robbery was at Bank One, 2465 N. Campbell Ave., at 12:33 p.m., and the robber was described as wearing a light Pepsi-Cola jacket, a black cap and blue pants.

In both Saturday robberies, witnesses said the robber wore a soft cast on his left arm.

PHOTO MUG CAPTION: Surveillance photo of bank robber

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