A man wanted for a string of crimes in the Tucson area was arrested thanks to anonymous tips from the public, police say.

Johnny Bravo, 24, was arrested Dec. 14 and is facing multiple charges for at least two robberies at different Tucson stores.

Officials first asked for help identifying Bravo in September after releasing a photo of a purple-haired robber at a Circle K on the city's north side.

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In November, Bravo was accused of pulling out a knife on a loss-prevention officer when confronted for stealing items from a Nordstrom Rack, a police news release said.

Bravo was booked into the Pima County Jail to face charges for: Attempted robbery, third-degree burglary, two counts of armed robbery, two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of first-degree burglary.

Contact Star reporter Shaq Davis at 573-4218 or sdavis@tucson.com

On Twitter: @ShaqDavis1

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Shaq is a public safety reporter and the Road Runner columnist, keeping readers up to date on transportation news. In 2017, he started as an apprentice and later worked part-time until graduating from the UA and being offered a full-time position in 2018.