Pima County Sheriff's Department

1750 E. Benson Highway
Tucson, AZ 85714
(520) 351-4600
In the event of an emergency, dial 911.

Press Release

Strong Armed Robbery at Southside Neighborhood Market

Sent on 8/23/2013 4:10:17 PM

On August 12, 2013, at approximately 10:00 p.m., San Xavier District deputies responded to the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market at 2823 W. Valencia, reference a strong armed robbery. Deputies received information that a woman was loading groceries into her vehicle, when she was approached from behind by an unknown male. The suspect reached for the victim’s purse and brief struggle ensued. The suspect took the victim’s purse and tossed it into a blue Dodge Avenger, occupied by two other males. The suspect fled the scene on foot through the parking lot and the vehicle left immediately. Deputies started a coordinated search for the suspect and associated vehicle, but were unable to locate them. Deputies on scene spoke with the victim who described the suspect as: • African American male • Early twenties Detectives with the Sheriff’s Robbery Assault Unit were advised of the incident and took over the case. During the course of their investigation, they were able to obtain photos of the suspect and possible accomplices. The photos show the men entering a convenience store where a purchase was made with the victim’s credit card. Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in locating the men for questioning. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact 9-1-1 or 88-CRIME.


2823 W. Valencia , Tucson , AZ, 85746, United States

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