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Residents on northwest side frustrated serial robber is still at large

The man police are calling a serial robber is seen in this Aug. 24 surveillance photo. (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Dept.) The man police are calling a serial robber is seen in this Aug. 24 surveillance photo. (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Dept.)
The man police are calling a serial robber is seen in this Aug. 18 surveillance picture at a northwest-side Walgreens. (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Dept.) The man police are calling a serial robber is seen in this Aug. 18 surveillance picture at a northwest-side Walgreens. (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Dept.)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A string of robberies is plaguing the northwest side, and residents are frustrated that police still do not have any leads. 

Investigators believe the same man is responsible for hitting five businesses in the area in just the past month.

The suspect's picture has been posted everywhere, and so far, deputies say he is nowhere to be found.

The Walgreens on Thornydale and Overton was the latest spot to be hit on Friday. 

[READ: 'Serial robber' is suspect in Friday Walgreens robbery]

He also is suspected of robbing the following stores:

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

Each time, the man implies he has a gun, but never shows it.

Officials with the Pima County Sheriff's Department say even though it looks like it could be just his hand under his shirt – there's no way of knowing he doesn't have a real gun.

Deputies are asking the public to be on the lookout and be aware of their surroundings.

Pearl Burrows, who lives nearby, said it's frustrating.

"I think they should be working harder to catch him because it's obvious he's around here, he's from around here," Burrows said.

Mary Albert, another resident nearby, said she has confidence in authorities to find the man.

"I have great confidence in [the] Marana Police Department and the [Pima County] Sheriff's Department too and I'm sure they're going to catch this guy," Albert said.

The man is described as black with a medium build. 

He is approximately 5'8" tall and wears a different hat and sunglasses each time. 

Most recently, he was wearing a backwards baseball hat. 

Deputies say if you see him, don't approach him. Instead, call 911 or 88-CRIME.

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