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PCSD searching for Circle K armed robbery suspect

Published: Jul. 20, 2017 at 10:18 PM MST|Updated: Jul. 21, 2017 at 8:14 AM MST
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Armed robbery suspect (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department)
Armed robbery suspect (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department)
Armed robbery suspect (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department)
Armed robbery suspect (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department)

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Pima County Sheriff's Department is searching for a suspect in the armed robbery of a Circle K on July 4.

According to a news release, deputies received a report of an armed robbery at the Circle K at 5818 S. Palo Verde Road. Deputies learned that a suspect entered the store and asked the clerk for cigarettes and while the clerk was getting them the suspect allegedly pulled out a small knife and demanded money.

The clerk placed the cigarettes and money into a bag and handed it to the suspect, who then exited the store and left the area on foot.

The suspect is described as a Native American man in his late 20s, 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-7 with a thin build, dark hair and a thin mustache.  He was last seen wearing a black baseball hat, eyeglasses, and all black clothing.

Robbery/Assault Unit deputies are asking for the public's help in identifying the suspect and anyone with information is asked to call 911. Those who wish to remain anonymous can submit their tip by calling 88-CRIME or going online to www.88CRIME.org.

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