Circle K armed robbery suspect caught after chase - Tucson News Now

Circle K armed robbery suspect caught after chase

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Last night, Pima County Sheriff's deputies received reports of an armed robbery at the Circle K located at 4605 W. Valencia Road.

The suspect threatened the clerk with a small handgun and got away with cash, alcohol and cigarettes. Witnesses told deputies the suspect fled in a white Pontiac Sunfire.

A search was launched and the suspect car was seen about 3 miles from the scene near 2840 W. Los Reales Road.

When the deputy tried to pull the car over, the suspect sped away. Deputies chased the car for about a mile.

The suspect then hit road spikes deployed by deputies, deflating the driver's side tires. When the suspect hit a dead end on Camino de Amigos, he fled on foot.

Deputies caught Julio Christopher Martinez, 28. According to deputies, items from the Circle K were found in his car. He was charged with armed robbery, unlawful flight, possession of a narcotic drug and possession of marijuana.

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