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Bank robbery suspect brings dog in basket

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    Mayura Dissanayaka was behind the counter when he noticed his fellow employee return after a run to the bank. An SUV pulled in the parking lot and two men jumped out to grab the bank bag.

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Tucson police ask for the public's help in identifying a man whoallegedly robbed an east side bank with his dog by his side.

The suspect targeted a Chase Bank inside a grocery store in the 9400block of E. 22nd Street around 10:40 a.m., TPD Sgt. Pete Duganconfirmed.

Dugan said the suspect approached the teller and put a basket holding awhite Chihuahua on the counter. He then demanded money and fled westbound fromthe store on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash and the dog, according toa news release.

No weapon was seen or mentioned and no one was hurt, police said.

Authorities described the suspect as white or Hispanic, about 35 yearsold, stands around 5'10" tall and weighs about 180 pounds.

Anyone with information on the suspect is urged to call 911 or 88-CRIME.

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