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Three sought in East Side bank heist

Citizen Staff Writer



Police are seeking at least three suspects in the robbery of an East Side bank Thursday morning.

Witnesses said the robbers, who wore masks and were dressed in black, fled the Meriwest Credit Union, 5801 E. Broadway, in a tan sedan about 9:30 a.m., a Tucson police news release said.

An employee called 911, saying she could hear another employee screaming from the office lobby, “We’re being robbed.”

At least one customer and several employees were inside during the robbery, police said.

Nobody was injured and no shots were fired, said Officer Linda Galindo, a police spokeswoman.

Witnesses did not report seeing weapons, but the robbers implied they were armed, the news release said.

Patrol officers found the getaway car, a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu reported stolen the night before, abandoned nearby, police said.

Police said the men got away with an undisclosed amount of money.

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