Brazen stickup man sought in 10 robberies

Tucson police are looking for a man who has committed at least 10 armed robberies in the area.

The robber has pointed a handgun at his victims and appears to be growing more aggressive in his approach, police said.

He has been connected to robberies at fast-food restaurants and other businesses.

He is described as 35 to 45 years old, between 5 feet 11 inches and 6 feet 2 inches and about 250 pounds, with possible tattoos of three teardrops by his left eye and a cross on his left hand.

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

Jamar Younger

Vail girl, 13, missing; may be with man, 19

A 13-year-old Vail student is missing, and deputies believe she is with a man she met on the Internet.

Ashley Marie Kingsbury was last seen at home Monday, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children put out an alert Tuesday saying she may still be in the area in a 2000 silver Hyundai Elantra with a Utah license plate.

Pima County sheriff's deputies are looking for Kingsbury and believe she is with a 19-year-old man, identified as Jordan Anthony, said Deputy Jason Ogan, a department spokesman.

The two had met on a networking website and had planned to meet Monday, Ogan said.

The car's license plate is Z754UV.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911.

Fernanda Echavarri

Man sought in theft at convenience store

Deputies are looking for a man who reportedly stole from a convenience store and threatened a clerk on Tucson's southwest side.

At 1 a.m. Tuesday, a man walked into the AM/PM at 2891 W. Valencia Road, west of South Mission Road, and put items into his pocket, said Deputy Jason Ogan, a Pima County Sheriff's Department spokesman.

When the clerk confronted the man about the theft, the man pulled out a gun and left the store in a gold Lincoln Town Car, which was lowered on hydraulics and had gold rims, Ogan said.

The man is described as between 27 and 34 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall, and 300 pounds, Ogan said. He was last seen wearing a blue L.A. Dodgers baseball cap, blue- and-white striped shirt, dark shorts and blue shoes.

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

Fernanda Echavarri

Attacker gets 71/2 yrs. in AZ State Hospital

A 59-year-old Tucson man who attacked two people with a box cutter last year was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in the Arizona State Hospital Tuesday after pleading guilty except insane.

On Jan. 31, 2010, Juan Corea was living at a boarding home for the mentally challenged when a fire alarm alerted the residents to closet fire, according to court documents.

The fire was extinguished after people were able to force their way past Corea into the room, but as they called 911 Corea began to slash a sleeping resident with a box cutter, court documents state.

One other person was cut while helping the first victim, and a third person was cut while wrestling Corea.

The sleeping resident was taken to University Medical Center with wounds to both shoulders and a wrist.

Truck strikes wall; driver injured badly

A man crashed his truck into a wall around west side home early Tuesday and was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, police said.

At about 8 a.m. the 57-year-old man was driving westbound on Congress Street when he crashed his pickup into a wall surrounding a house in the 1100 block of West Congress Street, said Sgt. Matt Ronstadt, a Tucson police spokesman.

The man was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, he said, but was later upgraded to serious condition.

Traffic investigators have not determined what caused the man to crash into the wall.

Fernanda Echavarri

Kim Smith


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