Law & Order Briefs

2013-07-26T00:00:00Z 2013-07-26T15:14:51Z Law & Order BriefsArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
July 26, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Dead man found in home's front yard

A man was found dead in the front yard of a home on Tucson's south side early Thursday, police said.

Juan Ramon Amarillas-Martinez, 43, was found in the front yard of a house in the 300 block of West Aviation Drive, near South Sixth Avenue and West Ajo Way, Sgt. Maria Hawke, a Tucson police spokeswoman, said in a news release.

He had signs of trauma, and the death is being investigated as a homicide, she said.

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Serial robber sought by law agencies

Tucson police and Pima County sheriff's investigators are looking for a man they suspect is a serial armed robber.

At about 3:15 p.m. last Friday, a man entered the Shell Gas Station at 4301 E. Broadway at Columbus Boulevard, pulled a handgun from under his jacket and demanded money in both English and Spanish. The robber left with an undisclosed sum, Sgt. Maria Hawke, spokeswoman for the Tucson Police Department, said in a news release.

The robber was in his early 20s, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, with a thin build. He was wearing a black jacket, dark-colored pants and sunglasses.

The description is similar to that of a man wanted by the Pima County Sheriff's Department for the robbery of a Foothills yogurt shop and a convenience store Sunday night, Hawke said.

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

Kimberly Matas

350 packs of smokes stolen by two men

Two men stole more than 350 packs of cigarettes from an east-side gas station last month.

At about 12:40 a.m. June 22, two masked men entered the Chevron Gas Station at 5 S. Houghton Road at East Broadway and stole hundreds of packs of cigarettes of various brands. Investigators suspect they planned to sell the cigarettes, Sgt. Maria Hawke, spokeswoman for the Tucson Police Department, said in a news release.

One of the thieves carried a handgun, Hawke said. During the robbery, he was wearing an olive-colored T-shirt, royal-blue pants, an Oakland Raiders hat and a black bandanna on his face.

The other robber was wearing a black sweat shirt emblazoned with "Tapout," black pants and black material covering his face. Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME.

Kimberly Matas

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