PCSD: 88-CRIME tip leads to arrest in strong-arm robbery - Tucson News Now

PCSD: 88-CRIME tip leads to arrest in strong-arm robbery

Erik Villegas (Source: PCSD) Erik Villegas (Source: PCSD)
(Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department) (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department)
(Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department) (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department)
(Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department) (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Robbery Assault detectives with the Pima County Sheriff's Department are crediting an 88-CRIME tip for the arrest of 19-year-old Erik Villegas, the suspect in a strong-arm robbery at a west-side grocery store. 

Villegas is currently being held in the Pima County Adult Detention Complex, and charged with one count of robbery.

According to a PCSD release, the incident began shortly before 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 18, when deputies responded to the Walmart Neighborhood Market at 2823 W. Valencia Road for a report of a theft in progress.  

When deputies arrived they found the suspect had attempted to take a full cart from the store and was confronted by employees. According to the release the suspect assaulted at least one employee before leaving the scene in a dark-colored, possibly green Saturn passenger car. The suspect left the cart at the scene. 

The sheriff's department is grateful to the public for providing the information that led to Villegas' arrest.

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