Pima County Sheriff's deputies arrest man suspected in serial robberies

Pima County Sheriff's deputies arrest man suspected in serial robberies

Christopher Hunt-Taylor

A man suspected in serial robberies was arrested Thursday after a robbery of a northwest side fast-food restaurant.

Christopher Hunt-Taylor, 32, was booked into the Pima County jail on suspicion of four counts of armed robbery and one count of attempted armed robbery, said Deputy Ryan Inglett, a Pima County Sheriff's Department spokesman.

In addition to the sheriff's department cases, Hunt-Taylor is a suspect in robberies being investigated by the Marana and Tucson police departments, Inglett said.

Since August, a total of eight robberies occurred within the three jurisdictions in which investigators believe involved the same suspect. Inglett said in each of the robberies the suspect was described as a heavyset man who was wearing a camouflage mask. He was armed with a black handgun and demanded money.

The robber left with an undisclosed amount of money in a silver, older model Hyundai Sonata, Inglett said.

Deputies and officers from the Marana and Tucson police departments began working together to find the suspect.

On Sept. 7 at about 8:30 a.m., a Subway at 5095 N. La Cañada Drive was robbed. Marana police officers located the suspect vehicle at the InSuites, 4314 W. Ina Road, and spoke to Hunt-Taylor who matched the description in the eight robberies, said Inglett. He said a search warrant was obtained and evidence linking Hunt-Taylor to the robberies was found.

Hunt-Taylor was arrested in the robberies that occurred in the county, and he faces additional charges in the Marana and Tucson police cases, said Inglett.

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