Armed robber hits Bank of West in Oro Valley - Tucson News Now

Armed robber hits Bank of West in Oro Valley

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ORO VALLEY, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Bank of the West branch in Rancho Vistoso was robbed Friday afternoon, Oro Valley police Lt. Kara Riley told Tucson News Now.

An armed robber came into the bank at Mountain View Plaza, 1171 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd., around 5 p.m., Riley said.

The suspect was described as 5-foot-10 inches-to-6-foot tall, weighing 200 pounds.

Riley said he was wearing a blue ski mask and gloves. He had on Oakley black motorcycle or ski goggles, an olive-green-zippered jacket, blue jeans and black tennis shoes with white horizontal lines on the heel of the shoe.

The robber left the bank on foot after getting an undisclosed amount of money, she said. He was last seen running on Alamo Canyon, west of the bank.

An Oro Valley Police substation is located in the shopping complex at the corner of North Sun City and East Rancho Vistoso boulevards.

The same bank was robbed in May 2011. A man walked into the branch, implied a weapon and fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

Oro Valley Police is seeking the public's help in locating the suspect. If you have information contact 9-1-1, 88-crime or Oro Valley Police at 229-4900.

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