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Tucson Police asking for help finding serial robber

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TUCSON- An armed robbery suspect is still on the loose.

So far, he has hit well over a dozen different stores that police know about and the locations are random.

Detectives want to catch this menace, before somebody gets seriously hurt.

A shell gas station was the first of nearly 20 robberies the suspect stole from; he hit this location twice.

The owner told News 4 Tucson, “This is very scary and I want this guy to be caught.  

The business owner asked not to be identified but is very concerned the suspect may get even more violent if he’s not caught.

That’s a concern for Tucson Police as well.

“In cases where you have 15 plus robberies and an individual is going in with a gun, it's just a matter of time before something goes wrong and someone gets injured or killed,” Detective Mike Dowling said.

The suspect’s crime spree began in mid-October. The last one, this month. Location, times and weapon of choice all differ.

Tucson Police are asking for your help in finding this serial robber.

“The weapon of choice in most cases is a handgun. We've also had case where he used a taser, or stun gun style tool to intimidate or threaten a clerk.”

All of the businesses are in  midtown and the west-side.

They include everything from convenience stores and gas stations, to restaurants, pharmacies and locally owned neighborhood stores.

“We have random spots throughout the city. He's hit a lot in the 7 and 800 block of East Grant and Fort Lowell Road, but he's also hit other location away from there,” Detective Dowling said.

The suspect is described as a 30 to 40 year old African American male.

He stands close to 6 feet tall and could weigh close to 200 pounds.

Video surveillance showed him wearing a black hat and a mask over his face.

Police said, someone out there has information.  If you do, you are urged to call 911or 88-CRIME. 

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