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Police need help to catch serial robber

CREATED Aug 9, 2012

Reporter:  Jessica Chapin

TUCSON (KGUN9- TV) - Tucson police need help to catch a serial bank robber who's gotten away with a cache of crimes in the past month and a half.  The bandit hit five grocery store banks, each time handing the teller a note and making a quick getaway with the cash.

"What's concerning in this particular case is that his threats are not only directed toward the victim teller but the surrounding community," said TPD Det. Robert Gamez, who is handling the case.

Gamez says the robber hides in plain sight, blending into the grocery store crowd.  So far, the brazen bandit has hit almost every two weeks from June 25 to August 7, like he's picking up a paycheck.

Police are confident that with help from the public they can prevent it from happening a sixth time.

"It's my experience that greed leads to their downfall," said Gamez.

Anyone who can i.d the robber or anyone who has any information related to the robberies should contact TPD at 88-CRIME.