TUCSON – Pima County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred at a Walgreen’s on the southwest side.
Detectives said on May 13 a Hispanic male with a shaved head, wearing a white t-shirt, black shorts, and white tennis shoes walked into the Walgreen’s at 2929 West Valencia around 5:40 pm and covered his head with his white T-shirt. The suspect implied he had a weapon of some kind tucked into his shirt. x
According to Pima County sheriff’s detective Eric Heath, the suspect told the clerk “Give me all the money.” The clerk saw he had something under his shirt and handed him the money. The suspect left on foot.
Even though the suspect didn’t show a weapon, he implied he had one. And that made it an armed robbery.
“The way he did it, the demeanor, the smoothness with the way he walked in probably not the first time he’s done this and he’ll probably do it again,” said Det. Heath.
Also concerning to Det. Heath is the time of day the robbery took place, the tail end of rush hour when customers are coming into the store. The store surveillance camera showed people entering the Walgreen’s just before the robbery.
“Thankfully no one got hurt under these circumstances and he got away with some monetary value,” said Det. Heath. “Hopefully we can find him and make him pay for what he did but it is definitely dangerous.”
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