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Gunman holds up midtown credit union

Citizen Staff Writer

A gunman committed what police have termed “a takedown robbery” at a midtown credit union Thursday.

Tucson Police Department spokesman Sgt. Fabian Pacheco explained that a takedown robbery is one in which a thief typically pulls a weapon and orders people to the floor.

There were no reports of injuries in the robbery at the Arizona Federal Credit Union, 2900 E. Broadway, Pacheco said.

A witness to the 9:30 a.m. robbery, David Potts, 19, said, “I was waiting in line and a guy ran in wearing a ski mask. He yelled at everyone to get down.

“He had a gun, like a handgun. And he told (the tellers) to let him back into the teller area.”

Potts said the gunman demanded money from the two tellers.

“It was kind of scary. I’d never been a part of anything like that,” said the University of Arizona sophomore, who’d gone to the credit union for some lunch money.

Potts reported that others in the credit union were scared, as one of the tellers, plus a 2- and a 3-year-old, were all in tears afterward.



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