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Sep 26, 2013 8:22 PM by Brian White

Suspect charged with robbery spree arrested

TUCSON - In the late hours Wednesday, a spree of armed robberies occurred in the Tucson area.

Three armed robberies were reported between 11:42 p.m and 1:32 a.m. The description of the suspect matched in all three incidents. He was armed with a handgun during each robbery and demanded money from the clerks.

At about 1:53 a.m., the on-duty Force Commander spotted a male matching the description of the suspect crouching down behind a wall near the Circle K at 130 East Speedway Boulevard.

The male was detained and later positively identified as the suspect from all three previous armed robberies. He was armed with a handgun at the time he was detained.

The incidents occurred as follows:

  • 11:42 p.m. - Armed Robbery at the Circle K / 5801 North Oracle Road
  • 1:26 a.m. - Armed Robbery at the Circle K / 2405 North Silverbell Road
  • 1:32 a.m. - Armed Robbery at the Circle K / 1395 West Miracle Mile
  • 1:53 p.m. - Suspect detained behind the Circle K / 130 East Speedway Boulevard

The suspect was identified as 28-year old Gustavo Paco. He was booked into the Pima County Jail for 3 counts of Armed Robbery.

No vehicle description was given in any of these incidents and no associated vehicle was located in the area that Mr. Paco was detained.

Detectives believe a second suspect and a vehicle may still be outstanding. Anyone with information is urged to contact 911 or 88-CRIME.

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