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Andrew Michael Nelson (Source: Tucson Police Department) Andrew Michael Nelson (Source: Tucson Police Department)
Sept. 6 Pyramid Federal Credit Union (Source: Tucson Police Department) Sept. 6 Pyramid Federal Credit Union (Source: Tucson Police Department)
Aug. 30 SunWest Credit Union (Source: Tucson Police Department) Aug. 30 SunWest Credit Union (Source: Tucson Police Department)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Thanks to an alert citizen and the Tucson Police Department officers and detectives, a bank robbery suspect has been arrested. 

According to officials at TPD Andrew Michael Nelson has been arrested and is facing the following charges: 

  • Armed Robbery (2 Counts) - A Class 4 Felony
  • False Reporting - A Class 1 Misdemeanor
  • Unrelated Misdemeanor Warrant
  • Felony Probation Violation Warrant

On Wednesday, Sept. 7 an alert citizen spotted Nelson at a local business and contacted TPD. Officers with the Operations Division East responded and were able to detain Nelson without incident.  According to TPD officials he initially gave a false name, but was later identified correctly.  

Nelson is associated with the Sept. 6 robbery of the Pyramid Federal Credit Union at 7740 East Speedway Boulevard.  According to TPD a person noticed Nelson acting suspiciously in the area, prior to the robbery and recognized him as a regular at a business nearby.  This same person who recognized Nelson, learned that the credit union had been robbed and provided their information to the officers at the scene.  A search was conducted after the robbery, but the suspect was not located.  

TPD detectives investigating the Pyramid Federal Credit Union robbery, learned that the suspect was also possibly associated with an earlier robbery of the Sun West Credit Union at 7725 East Broadway Boulevard on Aug. 30.  

Detectives were able to get a surveillance photo of the Sun West suspect and showed it to the person who identified Nelson at the Pyramid robbery. According to TPD this person confirmed it was the same man, who had acted suspiciously on Sept. 6.  

Nelson has been booked into the Pima County Jail. 

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