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Hotel robbery suspect may have done others

Citizen Staff Writer

Tucson police are investigating whether a man arrested over the weekend in a hotel robbery is the same man suspected of committing a number of other robberies Friday and Saturday.
Vincent A. Powell, 41, of the 7600 block of East Sierra Park Loop, was being held in the Pima County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bail on two counts of armed robbery, authorities said.
Powell was arrested after a gun-wielding man held up the Ramada Limited Tucson West Hotel, 665 North Freeway, shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday, said Officer Dallas Wilson.
Wilson said detectives suspect Powell did a number of other holdups Friday and Saturday. He had no details on the other cases other than no one was hurt in any of them.
Wilson said detectives did not release information on what led them to suspect Powell in the other cases.
In the hotel robbery, Wilson said a clerk called 911. When officers got to the hotel they spotted a man matching the suspect’s description walking toward the back of the building and tried to stop him, Wilson said.
The man ran and other officers were called in to help surround the area, Wilson said.
Officers arrested Powell without incident, Wilson said.

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