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Police seek help in catching bank robbery suspects

Citizen Staff

Two men, working separately, robbed four branches, Tucson police say.



Tucson police are asking for the public’s help to find two bank robbery suspects.

A man robbed the Wells Fargo branch at 555 N. Wilmot Road at 9:34 a.m. Wednesday by handing a teller a note demanding money, said Officer Kathy Wendling, a police spokeswoman.

The man fled with an undisclosed amount of money in a blue or gray 1982 to 1986 Chevrolet Celebrity or similar car with a bad paint job and low-profile tires, she said.

Witnesses described him as in his 20s, 6 feet 2 inches tall and 180 pounds, Wendling said. He was wearing a long-sleeve, striped blue shirt, blue pants and a black baseball cap with a sports team logo on it, she said.

No weapon was seen or implied, Wendling said.

Police believe another man is responsible for three bank robberies, the most recent at 12:48 p.m. Wednesday at Bank One, 728 W. Ajo Way, she said.

The other two robberies were at Bank of America on Friday at 9:49 a.m. at 4201 N. Oracle Road and July 22 at the Bank of America branch at 1601 W. Valencia Road, Wendling said.

In each robbery, the man handed a teller a note demanding money and implying he had a weapon, Wendling said. Witnesses described him as in his 20s, 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall, 130 to 160 pounds, with tattoos on both arms.

Weapons were not seen in any of the robberies, she said.

Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME.

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This man is being sought by police in up to three Tucson-area bank robberies in recent days, officers say. Nobody was injured in the heists.

This man is believed to have robbed the Wells Fargo branch at 555 N. Wilmot Road on Wednesday by handing a teller a note demanding money, police say.

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