Jul 23, 2014 9:56 PM by Nikai Salcido

TPD arrests two suspected armed robbers

TUCSON - Police tell us that on July 21, 2014, at 9:51 p.m., a woman was robbed at gunpoint by two suspects, while in the carport of her home in the 3300 block of North Country Club.

She told police the suspects took the victim's vehicle and fired a shot during the robbery. The victim was not injured and called police. Officers located the vehicle and attempted to make a traffic stop, but as the vehicle came to a stop in the area of Oracle and Roger, the driver exited and fled on foot. The driver was arrested after a brief chase. As the driver was getting out of the vehicle to run, the passenger moved into the driver's seat and fled in the vehicle. Officers followed the vehicle into the county, where the vehicle eventually hit with a curb, disabling the vehicle. The driver attempted to run away, but was caught on arrested.

During the investigation, a handgun was found inside the vehicle. The gun did not belong to the victim and the caliber matched the shell casing found at the scene. The two suspects were identified as 32 year-old Jason Lee Harvey and 31 year-old Roberto Martinez. The investigation revealed that Martinez was the one who fired the shot during the robbery. Both suspects were booked into the Pima County Jail. Harvey was charged with robbery, armed robbery and aggravated robbery. Martinez was charged with robbery, armed robbery, aggravated robbery, prohibited possessor, felony fleeing, felony criminal damage and discharging a firearm within the city limits.


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