1 man arrested, 1 flees Tucson liquor robbery

2014-05-13T14:05:00Z 1 man arrested, 1 flees Tucson liquor robberyKimberly Matas Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
May 13, 2014 2:05 pm  • 

Sheriff’s deputies arrested one man for aggravated robbery and they are looking for a second man who tried to steal a shopping cart full of liquor.

Just after noon last Wednesday two men wheeled a shopping cart into the Safeway grocery store at 2940 W. Valencia Road at South Cardinal Avenue, Deputy Courtney Rodriguez, spokeswoman for the Pima County Sheriff’s Department, said in a news release.

They men loaded the cart with liquor bottles, then left without paying.

A store employee followed the thieves outside and the men began throwing punches at the employee. One suspect also threw a garbage can.

Other Safeway employees ran outside to help and they detained 20-year-old James Alvarez. He was booked into the Pima County jail and faces one count of aggravated robbery.

Deputies are still looking for the second man.

He is described as a heavily built, bald, Hispanic man who is about 20 years old. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information about the robbery or the suspect should call 911 or 88-CRIME.

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