Police ID suspect in west-side armed robbery - Tucson News Now

Police ID suspect in armed robbery

Michael Pitts (Source: Tucson Police Department) Michael Pitts (Source: Tucson Police Department)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Tucson police have identified a suspect in an armed robbery of a taxi driver last month.

A news release from the Tucson Police Department says Michael Pitts, 37, allegedly robbed a male taxi driver at knife point at North 9th Avenue and West Lee Street at 9:16 p.m. on Jan. 19.

The victim was not hurt in the incident.

According to the release, the suspect flagged down the taxi near the 200 block of North 4th Avenue and asked for a ride to 9th Avenue and Lee Street.

Upon arrival at that intersection, police say the suspect allegedly put a knife to the cab driver's ribs and demanded money.

He was given an undisclosed amount of cash and ran westbound through a nearby alley, the release said.

A felony warrant for one count of armed robbery exists for Pitts. Detectives are investigating the possibility that Pitts may be involved in several other highway and business robberies in the Tucson area.

Pitts is described as an African American, 5'08" tall, 180 pounds, with brown eyes, a goatee and tattoos on both arms.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to call 911 or 88-CRIME.

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