Tucson police seek help identifying man in attempted bank robbery

2013-06-26T17:35:00Z 2013-06-27T07:39:18Z Tucson police seek help identifying man in attempted bank robberyCarmen Duarte Arizona Daily Arizona Daily Star
June 26, 2013 5:35 pm  • 

Tucson police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man in connection with an attempted bank robbery Tuesday.

Police were dispatched at 2:32 p.m. to a report of an attempted bank robbery at Wells Fargo Bank inside the Fry’s supermarket at 2480 N. Swan Road, said Sgt. Chris Widmer, a Tucson Police Department spokesman.

The man left before police arrived. No one was hurt during the incident, Widmer said.

Robbery detectives found out that the man shopped for food at Fry’s before entering Wells Fargo.

The man walked up to the counter and placed a paper bag on it, and said it was a bomb, Widmer said.

He then demanded money from tellers, but left the store before receiving any cash. The man left the bag on the counter, said Widmer.

The man, who was caught on surveillance cameras, was last seen heading north from the store.

The object found in the bag was not a bomb, said Widmer.

The man was described as African-American, and was believed to be in his mid-30s. He was about 6 feet 1 inch tall, and weighed about 175 pounds.

He was wearing a dark blue long-sleeved shirt, blue jeans and a fisherman’s hat.

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

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