Pima County Sheriff's Department

1750 E. Benson Highway
Tucson, AZ 85714
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Press Release

Store Burglar Goes Through Wall - Video & Pictures Available

Sent on 10/30/2012 5:16:39 PM

On August 30, 2012, the Pima County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a break-in into the Super H store at 2710 West Ruthrauff Road in Tucson. Deputies responded to the incident location and spoke to the store’s owner. She explained that she arrived on scene this morning and found the store ransacked. Deputies discovered a hole cut through the bathroom wall in the back of the business. They also found a variety of burglary tools and other items belonging to the suspect. The store was equipped with a video surveillance system which caught the perpetrator in the act. It is clearly visible that it was a male individual who was armed with a handgun carried in a belt holster on the right side of his body. He stole a variety of items, to include lottery tickets and a checkbook. Detectives with the Sheriff’s Burglary Unit were able to track some of the lottery tickets as well as the checks and in the process identified additional suspects. They were also visible on surveillance footage as they attempted to cash some of the tickets and checks at various locations. In addition to these articles, detectives were able to identify a vehicle that was used by the suspect during the burglary. This was a red van with a white top bearing an Alaska license plate. Detectives found out that this particular van had been stolen from a storage facility at 1901 North Oracle Road on August 18, 2012. Therefore, they determined that the suspect used this van between August 18 and September 13, 2012, the day it was discovered in the parking lot of Tucson Mall. Detectives are asking the public for their assistance in this case. Anyone who can identify any of the suspects shown in the video and/or in the pictures attached to this release is urged to call 9-1-1 or 88-CRIME. In addition, investigators are interested in talking to anyone who has seen the van shown in the picture during the timeframe of August 18 through September 13, 2012 or if you have any other information about this case. You can remain anonymous. This investigation continues.


Location

2710 West Ruthrauff Road, Tucson, AZ, United States


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