Pima County Sheriff's Department

1750 E. Benson Highway
Tucson, AZ 85714
(520) 351-4600
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Press Release

Update: Armed Robbers Target the Elderly

Sent on 8/18/2016 4:34:00 PM

August 19, 2016 Last night, just hours after detectives asked for the public’s assistance, VIA LOCAL MEDIA, in identifying individuals who robbed two elderly women, our community once again rallied together and identified potential suspects. One of the suspects, 23-year-old Jacina Flemons, turned herself in and was arrested for Robbery, Theft of a Credit Card, Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card, and Taking the Identity of Another Person. The Pima County Sheriff’s Department continued to received calls from the community eager to offer their help. With this information, and continued investigative efforts, including the service of multiple search warrants, detectives were led to 19-year-old Kenya June. Kenya was located and arrested for Armed Robbery, Aggravated Robbery, Robbery, Theft of a Credit Card, Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card, and Taking the Identity of Another Person. This is an on-going investigation and we continue to ask for any information the community has reference this case. August 18, 2016 On August 14, 2016, at approximately 8:53 p.m., deputies with the Foothills Patrol District responded to a report of an armed robbery near the 2300 block of West Ruthrauff Road. When deputies arrived, they learned an elderly woman had just returned home from shopping, when she was met by a man with a gun who demanded money and took the victim’s wallet. After the victim complied, the suspect left the residence and was seen getting into a vehicle with two occupants. Her credit cards were used within the hour at a local Walgreens, CVS, and Carl’s Jr. A second robbery occurred on August 17, 2016, at approximately 8:30 p.m. near the 4500 block of West Calle Marco. An elderly female was getting her mail after returning home from the store when she was approached by a black sports utility vehicle (SUV) occupied by two females asking for directions. While the victim was distracted, the passenger got out of the vehicle and grabbed the victim’s purse from her arm. The victim was overpowered and fell to the ground, hitting her head. Her credit cards were used a short time later at the Walmart located at 7635 N. La Cholla Boulevard. Surveillance video shows three female suspects, who are believed to be working in conjunction with one male suspect, using the stolen credit cards. Evidence shows that the incidents are connected. Detectives with the Robbery/Assault Unit are handling the investigation and are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call 9-1-1 or 88-Crime.


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