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Posted: Friday, July 27, 2012 3:43 pm

At approximately 10:53 a.m. on Friday, July 27, the Tucson Police Department received information that a bank robbery was occurring at the Wells Fargo bank located at 2825 North Campbell Avenue.

Officers from Operations Division West responded to the bank, arriving within 3 minutes of their initial dispatch. Upon arrival, the officers confirmed that the suspect was no longer in the bank and that no one had been injured during the incident. Initial information indicated that an adult male suspect had left the bank, but it was not known what direction he went after exiting.

Detectives with the Robbery Unit responded to the bank as well to further the investigation. They determined that an unknown adult male entered the bank and approached the teller counter. While at the counter, he verbally threatened the teller, implied that he had a weapon, and demanded money. After the suspect was given an undisclosed amount of money, he left the bank. The suspect has been described as a 23 to 27 year old Hispanic or Native American male, 6’00” to 6’02” tall, weighing 220 to 230 pounds, with brown hair. His build was described as “burly.” He was last seen wearing a blue-checkered long-sleeved button-up shirt with a white shirt underneath and a black or dark blue baseball hat with an unknown emblem.

Anyone having information about the suspect’s identity is urged to call 911 or 88-Crime. Additionally, citizens can send anonymous text and web tips to the Tucson Police Department.

Mobile phone users can provide anonymous crime tips to the Tucson Police Department, utilizing a new technology called TipSoft. The new program allows citizens to send anonymous tips online via iPhone or Android mobile apps. Additionally, they can send a text message to “CRIMES” (274637) beginning with the keyword “TucsonPD” from a mobile phone. Photographs of the suspect, which were obtained via surveillance footage at the bank, are included below.

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