Tucson police seek Chihuahua-carrying bank robber

2014-03-14T18:31:00Z 2014-03-14T19:05:56Z Tucson police seek Chihuahua-carrying bank robberCarmen Duarte Arizona Daily Star

A man carrying a white Chihuahua in a small grocery basket robbed a bank inside a supermarket on the city's southeast side Friday morning.

Shortly before 11 a.m., police responded to a report of a bank robbery at Chase Bank inside Fry's, 9401 E. 22nd St., said Sgt. Pete Dugan, a Tucson Police Department spokesman.

The robber left the store before police arrived. No one was hurt during the incident, Dugan said.

Detectives said that the man approached a teller and set the grocery basket with the Chihuahua in it on the counter. He demanded money from two tellers, said Dugan.

The tellers gave the man an undisclosed amount of money and the man ran west from the supermarket with his dog. No weapon was seen or implied.

The man is described as white or Hispanic and about 35 years old. He is about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 180 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME.

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