Police arrest suspect in armed robbery of taxi driver - Tucson News Now

Police arrest suspect in armed robbery

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

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

A news release from the Tucson Police Department says police found Michael Pitts, 37, near the intersection of North 10th Avenue and West Adams Street and arrested him without incident.

He was booked into the Pima County Jail for his felony warrant regarding an armed robbery on Jan. 19.

Police say Pitts allegedly robbed a male taxi driver at knife point at North 9th Avenue and West Lee Street.

The victim was not hurt in the incident.

According to the release, Pitts 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 Pitts 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.

Detectives are investigating the possibility that Pitts may be involved in several other highway and business robberies in the Tucson area.

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