Viewer tips lead to arrests of armed robbery suspects

Published: Aug. 20, 2016 at 12:55 AM MST
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Kenya June. (Source: Pima County Sheriff’s Department)
Kenya June. (Source: Pima County Sheriff’s Department)

PIMA COUNTY, AZ ( Tucson News Now) - Thanks to a deluge of tips from the community, two of the women wanted in connection with armed robberies targeting elderly victims have been arrested, authorities said.

The Pima County Sheriff's Department Jacina Flemons, 23, and Kenya June, 19, are in custody and facing charges.

Flemons turned herself in Thursday night. She is facing charges of robbery, credit card theft, fraudulent use of a credit card and identity theft.

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"Last night, just hours after detectives asked for the public's assistance in identifying individuals who robbed two elderly women our community once again rallied together and identified potential suspects," the PCSD said in a news release.

June was arrested Friday on charges of armed robbery, aggravated robbery, robbery, credit card theft, fraudulent use of a credit card and identity theft.

"(We) continued to receive calls from the community eager to offer their help," the PCCS said. "With this information, and continued investigative efforts, including the service of multiple search warrants, detectives were led to June."

The investigation into a man and another woman connected to the armed robberies is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to call 911 or 88-CRIME.

The first robbery happened Sunday, Aug. 14 in the 2300 block of West Ruthrauff Road. An elderly woman returned home from shopping when she was met by an armed man. He demanded money and took the victim's wallet.

The victim's credit cards were used an hour later at a local Walgreens, CVS and Carl's Jr.

The second robbery happened Wednesday, Aug. 17, near the 4500 block of West Calle Marco. An elderly woman out getting her mail was approached by a black SUV and two women in the vehicle asked the victim for directions.

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