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Tucson, Marana police need bank robber’s ID

Citizen Staff Writer
LAW AND ORDER REPORT

The Tucson and Marana police departments are asking the public for help in identifying a man who they believe robbed two banks and attempted to rob a third in a five-week span.

The 40- to 50-year-old suspect is described as white with a gray beard and long brown hair. He is believed to be about 5 feet 8 to 5 feet 10 inches tall and weigh about 220 pounds.

The robberies were:

• Nov. 30, involving a man who displayed a handgun and demanded money from a teller at Canyon Community Bank, 6811 N. Thornydale Road. The thief got away on foot with an undisclosed amount.

• Dec. 27 at Compass Bank, 7880 E. Broadway. Police say the same man showed a teller a handgun, demanded money and again fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

• Jan. 2 at Wells Fargo Bank, 7820 N. Silverbell Road. Police say the armed man again demanded money from a teller, but apparently was spooked by bank employees watching him.

This time he fled empty-handed in a 1970s model, pale blue sedan with a taped-up window on the driver’s side.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME, an anonymous tip line.

MARY BUSTAMANTE

mbustamante@tucsoncitizen.com

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