Police chase

Pima County sheriff’s investigators examine a car that crashed near South Nogales Highway and East Olive Street after a pursuit on Tucson’s south side. A man suspected of armed robbery was in custody after the 15-minute chase Wednesday.

A man suspected of armed robbery was arrested after crashing into a telephone pole during a police chase on Tucson's south side Wednesday, police say.

The crash happened on East Nebraska Street near South Champion Stravenue, west of South Nogales Highway at 3:15 p.m., according to police spokesman Officer Ray Smith.

The man sustained minor injuries in the crash. No one else was in the vehicle. 

A man is moved to a Tucson Fire Department ambulance after crashing a car in an alley. He had been pursued by Tucson police and Pima County sheriff’s deputies.

Smith says the driver's car matched that of a robbery suspect's. Detectives confirmed the driver was the suspect in at least one armed robbery.

Charges against the man are pending.

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No further details about the armed robbery have been released.


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.