Posted 7:11 PM 10/11/2012 : Deputies search for Walmart robbery suspects
TUCSON - Deputies from the Pima County Sheriff's Department are on the hunt for a man who robbed a WalMart Neighborhood Market at gunpoint Wednesday night. The armed robbery happened at the store located on Valencia Road near Cardinal Avenue shortly after 9:30 p.m.
Detective Ryan O'Connor said the suspect should be considered armed and dangerous, "the suspect pointed the gun at people, many of them directly and also waived it across a whole crowd."
Surveillance video shows the man pointing the gun at the cashier's head. Detective O'Connor said the suspect was dressed in dark clothing and covered his face. According to O'Connor the suspect told people in the store, "don't look at me."
Investigators say the suspect may have been involved in similar incidents in Pima County.
The suspect is described as Hispanic, Native American or African American, and approximately 5'6''.
Detective O'Connor said anyone with information should call 911 or 88-CRIME.
Posted 4:06 PM 10/11/2012 : RAW VIDEO: PCSD releases footage of armed Wal-Mart robbery
TUCSON - The Pima County Sheriff's Department has released surveillance footage of an armed robby of a Wal-Mart on the south west side of Tucson.
Authories say it happened at 9:45, last night at the Walmart near Valencia and I-10. The suspect apparently threatened employees with a gun and made them get on the floor.
He was wearing dark clothing and had his face covered, but deputies think he may be Hispanic or Native American.
Authorities are now investigating and collecting witness statements, the suspect allegedly fled on foot in the direction of Valencia.
The suspect is described by officails as about 5'6" tall, wearing dark clothing, including a black bandana covering his face and a dark-colored beanie. He is considered armed and dangerous.
Sheriff's officials have released the footage and photos in the hopes that the public can assist in identifying a suspect. If you know the identity of the man or have any information on this incident, PCSD asks that you call 911 or 88-CRIME.
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