Young girl arrested in Wal-Mart robbery

Young girl arrested in Wal-Mart robbery

By Rikki Mitchell. CREATED Sep 18, 2013

PIMA COUNTY, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - A juvenile girl was arrested by deputies Wednesday for her involvement in a Wal-Mart robbery last month.

Deputy Jesus Banuelos with the Pima County Sheriff's Department tells KGUN9 the girl was booked into the Pima County Juvenile Court Center on one count of Shoplifting and one count of Aggravated Assault.

Banuelos says on August 25, the girl and another suspect entered the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market at 2175 W. Ruthrauff Rd at about 9:00 p.m.

The store's loss prevention officer noticed the girl putting makeup into her purse.

As they were leaving, the officer confronted them. A physical altercation ensued and the couple got away.

Detectives received several tips from citizens through 88-CRIME that allowed them to identify the suspects.

They are still looking for the male suspect involved in the robbery.

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

Rikki Mitchell

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Rikki Mitchell is a proud University of Arizona grad and joined the KGUN9 team after graduation. Rikki reports for the evening newscasts.