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Residents on northwest side on high alert after string of robberies

Authorities are looking for this man, a suspect in a series of robberies in the area. Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME. (Source: Pima Country Sheriff's Department) Authorities are looking for this man, a suspect in a series of robberies in the area. Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME. (Source: Pima Country Sheriff's Department)
Authorities are looking for this man, a suspect in a series of robberies in the area. Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME. (Source: Pima Country Sheriff's Department) Authorities are looking for this man, a suspect in a series of robberies in the area. Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME. (Source: Pima Country Sheriff's Department)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A string of robberies is plaguing Tucson's northwest side.

Right now, the search is on for a man who police say held up four businesses, all within the last week.

[READ: Pima County authorities looking for serial robber]

The Pima County Sheriff's Department said the same man is responsible for the following robberies:

  • Aug. 17. - Walgreens, located at 2175 W Ina Rd.
  • Aug. 19. - Subway, located at 3605 W. Cortaro Farms Rd.
  • Aug. 19 -  Diamond Shamrock Corner Store, located at 8395 N Thornydale Rd.
  • Aug. 23. - Holiday Inn Express, located at 8373 North Cracker Barrel Rd.

People who live and work in the area say they hope police catch him soon.

"It's a big concern because we shop at that Basha's every week, so it's very close," said Roger Matsumura.

Bob Zawada said he's lived in the area for more than 30 years.

"This is more than what I've heard of in the past," he said. "This is, I think, unusual for this part of town."

One woman who works in the same plaza as the robberies said she's going to be more vigilant about locking the doors.

"We go into other businesses here and you just never know what's going to happen, I mean you don't go order a sandwich at Subway and...think someone's going to rob the place," said Wendy Lara.

Bill Terry said these robberies are a sign of the times we're living in

"I was kind of surprised that there was so many in the area going on, but that's the time of the economy," said. 

The suspect is a black man and is described as 5'8" tall with a medium build. 

He wears a different hat and sunglasses. 

If you see him, or know any information, call 911 or 88-CRIME.

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