Downtown bank robbery suspect caught - Tucson News Now

Downtown bank robbery suspect caught

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Joe Fontes Gomez (Source: TPD) Joe Fontes Gomez (Source: TPD)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

UPDATE: The suspect believed to have robbed a downtown bank twice is behind bars.

This morning, a Tucson police officer recognized the suspect walking near Sixth Avenue and Sixth Street.

He was identified as 42-year-old Joe Fontes Gomez. He is homeless.

Gomez  was detained and detectives confirmed he was the suspect in the robberies. He was booked into Pima County Jail for two counts of robbery.

Tucson police are asking for the public's help identify a suspect who robbed a bank twice in just over a week.

Both incidents happened at the National Bank of Arizona at 136 N. Stone Avenue. The first time was on Jan. 10 and the most recent was today just before 4 p.m.

In both instances he approached the teller with a threatening note and got away with money. No one was injured.

He is described as Hispanic, 40-50 years old, 5'6"-5'7", 130-150 pounds, with salt and pepper facial hair.

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