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Crime Trackers: Man wearing Batman mask spreads fear at shopping center

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With Halloween two weeks away, some people are bringing out their costumes. One man chose a costume known for justice, then used it to commit a criminal act.

Witnesses said a man showed up at a Super Pawn Shop trying to sell some merchandise. When he did not like the price an employee gave him, he left. He later returned wearing a Batman mask.

It happened at the First Prince Plaza at Prince Road and First Avenue at around 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

A witness said a detective happened to be in the pawn store, looking up stolen items and jotted down a license plate.

The witness said the man wearing the Batman mask left Super Pawn and showed up at Mobile Boost, where he reportedly pointed a gun at one of the employees.

By then, Tucson Police had surrounded the area. Witnesses said the man, described as a skinny, short Hispanic, ran out of the Mobile Boost store and into some apartments across the street.

“I saw him running in there so I said, 'Oh my God, it's trick-or-treat and it’s early,'” said Virginia, who asked we not give her last name.

Virginia said he nearly knocked her down as he ran past her.

“I moved out of the way, you know, because he was running,” she said.

She said she saw police as well. She was unaware the man wearing the Batman mask had pulled a gun on an employee he was trying rob.

“Oh my God," she said. "I'm afraid of guns. That's why I tell my grandson, no guns, nothing like that.”

Tucson police said they are looking for two men and two vehicles.

The vehicles are described as a dark-colored 1994 Mercedes, and a dark 2006 to 2010 Crown Victoria.

One of the suspects was described as Caucasian or Hispanic, 6 feet to 6 feet, 3 inches tall, weigh 160 pounds, and have brown hair and brown eyes

The other suspect was said to also be Caucasian or Hispanic. He was said to be to be 5 feet to 5 feet, 3 inches tall and weigh 130 to 145 pounds. He was said to have brown hair, brown eyes and a tattoo on his right forearm.

At least two witnesses said one of the men appeared to be on drugs.

Virginia said she could not tell. She was still in shock over him pointing a gun. 

“I saw that he had something, but it didn't hit me until you guys said he had a gun," she said. "I better be careful now."

Help us bring the Batman impostor to justice. If you have information, call 911 or 88-CRIME.

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