Help South Tucson police locate knife-wielding suspect in Circle K robbery

Help South Tucson police locate knife-wielding suspect in Circle K robbery
Suspect in Circle K robbery with knife. (Source: South Tucson Police Department)
Suspect with knife (Source: South Tucson Police Department)
Suspect with knife (Source: South Tucson Police Department)
Suspect with knife (Source: South Tucson Police Department)
Suspect with knife (Source: South Tucson Police Department)
Suspect with knife (Source: South Tucson Police Department)
Suspect with knife (Source: South Tucson Police Department)

SOUTH TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The South Tucson Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a suspect in the armed robbery of a Circle K at 2004 South 6th Avenue.

The suspect is described as white or Hispanic, late teens or early 20s 5-foot-4 to 5-foot-8 with a thin build, dark medium length hair. He was last seen wearing a red, short sleeve shirt, tan pants, and white/black shoes with a dark backpack.  He was also wearing a rosary with a cross around his neck.

According to a STPD news release, the suspect entered the Circle K on Sunday, April 15 at 11:59 a.m and walked to the beer cooler, where he was confronted by a store employee who believed the suspect to be underage.  The clerk did not allow the suspect access to the cooler and a struggle ensued. The suspect removed a 10-inch kitchen knife from a backpack and advanced on the clerk.  At this point the clerk left the suspect alone and entered a back room.  A second clerk also backed off as the suspect passed by with the knife in hand.

The suspect then jumped over the sales counter and took several packs and cartons of cigarettes. He then ran from the store, still holding the knife. Neither clerk was injured during the incident, according to STPD.

According to store management the suspect took more than $100 in cigarette products.

Anyone with information is asked to call 88-Crime or STPD Sgt. Det. B. Gardner (520) 917-1566.

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