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Tucson police catch robbery suspect

Published: Aug. 11, 2016 at 9:10 PM MST|Updated: Aug. 11, 2016 at 9:50 PM MST
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Surveillance photo from Bank of the West. (Source: Tucson Police Department)
Surveillance photo from Bank of the West. (Source: Tucson Police Department)
Surveillance footage at the Wells Fargo Bank from August 6. (Source: Tucson Police Department)
Surveillance footage at the Wells Fargo Bank from August 6. (Source: Tucson Police Department)
Surveillance footage at the Wells Fargo Bank from August 6. (Source: Tucson Police Department)
Surveillance footage at the Wells Fargo Bank from August 6. (Source: Tucson Police Department)

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Tucson Police Department officers have arrested Randolph Young in connection to two bank robberies.

The first incident occurred just before 10 a.m. Wednesday, when officers with the Operation Division Midtown responded to the report of a bank robbery at the Bank of the West at 3175 North Swan Road.

Before TPD arrived on scene they learned that a man had entered the Bank of the West and demanded money from a teller.  He was given an undisclosed amount of money and left the bank on foot. According to bank employees no one inside the bank was hurt during the robbery.

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TPD began searching the area for the suspect and according to officials, Captain Hall found a man matching the description of the suspect hiding in a bush. The suspect, identified as Young fled from the bush and Capt. Hall chased after him.  Hall was assisted by several officers and Young was caught without further incident.  According to the release a bag filled with money and clothing was also recovered.

Detectives with the Robbery Unit arrived to continue the investigation and after interviewing witnesses and collecting evidence. The detectives discovered one of the tellers recognized Young as soon as he entered the bank, as the suspect in an Aug. 6 robbery of a Wells Fargo at 1370 North Silverbell Road.

Young has been booked into the Pima County Jail on robbery charges and other unrelated warrants according to Tucson police.

The investigation is still ongoing and additional charges may be added at a later time.

Anyone with information on either of these incidents is asked to call 88-CRIME.

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