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Man charged in Circle K robbery after chase SW of Tucson

A man was arrested in connection with a convenience store robbery after leading deputies on a chase Wednesday night on Tucson’s southwest side, officials said.

Pima County Sheriff’s Deputies answered a robbery call at a Circle K store in the 4600 block of West Valencia Road about 7:20 p.m. Wednesday and learned a gunman had taken cash, booze and cigarettes, the agency said in a news release.

Deputies soon found a Pontiac Sunfire matching the one used by the robber driving near the 2800 block of Los Reales Road.

The driver sped off and a chase started until after the driver struck tire spikes near Camino de la Tierra and Avenida Isabel.

The driver was apprehended after a short foot chase.

Julio Christopher Martinez, 28, was arrested on suspicion of armed robbery, unlawful flight from law enforcement and drug possession. He was booked into the Pima County jail.

Arizona Daily Star

December 27, 2012 3:50 pm  • 
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