UPDATE: Police arrest suspects in armed robbery at a Tucson pawn - Tucson News Now

UPDATE: Police arrest suspects in armed robbery at a Tucson pawn shop

Mug shot of 24-year-old Victor G. Pereyra. Source: Tucson Police Department Mug shot of 24-year-old Victor G. Pereyra. Source: Tucson Police Department
Mug shot of  26-year-old Samuel A. Flores. (Source: TPD). Mug shot of 26-year-old Samuel A. Flores. (Source: TPD).
Mug shot of 30-year-old Michael Martinez Jr. (Source: TPD). Mug shot of 30-year-old Michael Martinez Jr. (Source: TPD).
Mug shot of 25-year-old Freddie J. Salazar. (Source: TPD). Mug shot of 25-year-old Freddie J. Salazar. (Source: TPD).
Mug shot of 27-year-old Adrian A. Martinez. Source: Tucson Police Department Mug shot of 27-year-old Adrian A. Martinez. Source: Tucson Police Department
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The SuperPawn on 1st Avenue and Prince Road was robbed by several armed suspects on Saturday afternoon, August, 5, police said. 

Police said four subjects walked into the pawn shop around 3 p.m. armed with blunt objects and pepper spray, according to Sgt. Kim Bay, public information officer with the Tucson Police Department.

Police said one suspect immediately started spraying customers and employees in the face with pepper spray and demanded everyone to get on the ground. The other subjects, armed with large sledgehammers or bats, went behind the counter and began breaking the display cases, police said.

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Police said the subjects fled the store with stolen jewelry and handguns and were seen running northbound on 1st Avenue.

The Tucson Fire Department responded to the scene to evaluate the 25 people that had been inside the store and were sprayed. No one was transported to a hospital, police said. 

Police said a 911 call helped them locate a vehicle in the area of East Hedrick Drive and North Olsen Avenue with two men standing outside, possibly related to the armed robbery. An officer attempted to contact the men, but they both fled, police said.

Police said the vehicle was later located in the parking lot of the shopping complex at North Campbell Avenue and East Blacklidge Drive, unoccupied.

Both men were located at businesses in the complex and detained without incident, police said.

Officers continued to search the area and, with the assistance of employees of the businesses and citizens, located two additional men possibly associated to the armed robbery.

A fifth suspect was seen walking northbound on Campbell Avenue. After a short foot pursuit, the male was detained by officers, police said. Police then located a bag dropped by the suspect containing jewelry and handguns believed to be stolen from the pawn shop.

Police said the five suspects detained were identified as 25-year-old Freddie J. Salazar, 26-year-old Samuel A. Flores, 30-year-old Michael Martinez Jr., 27-year-old Adrian A. Martinez and 24-year-old Victor G. Pereyra.

All five men were arrested for four counts of armed robbery and four counts of aggravated robbery. They were transported and booked into the Pima County Jail. 

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