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Man sought in 5 Midtown robberies

Tucson police are looking for a man suspected of robbing several Midtown businesses since April 12.

In the first robbery, a man walked into Pizza Hut, 3943 N. Campbell Ave., around 3:15 p.m. on April 12, showed an employee a handgun and demanded money from the register. The suspect left with an undisclosed amount of money in what one witness said was a small silver pickup truck, said Sgt. Maria Hawke, a spokeswoman for the Tucson Police Department.

The following day, the suspect entered Family Dollar Store, 3603 N. Campbell Ave., around 4:49 p.m. and approached a clerk as if to purchase an item. When the suspect rang up the item, the man pulled out a handgun and demanded money. He left with an undisclosed amount of money, Hawke said.

On April 17, the man entered Ace Hardware, 2830 N. Campbell Ave., at 11:15 a.m. and again approached a cashier as if to purchase an item. He displayed the handgun, demanded money, and left with an undisclosed amount. A witness saw him get into a small silver pickup and head East on Glenn Street, Hawke said.

The suspect next hit the Subway restaurant, 3250 N. Campbell Ave., on Saturday when he entered the store around 10:20 a.m. and ordered a drink. When the cashier rang up the order, the suspect pulled out the gun and demanded money. He again left the store with an undisclosed amount of cash, Hawke said.

On Tuesday, the man entered Walgreens, 1900 E. Grant Rd., and again walked up to the cashier as if to make a purchase. After the cashier rang up the item, the suspect pulled out the gun and demanded money. He left the business with an undisclosed amount of cash, Hawke said.

The man is described as white, between 35 and 40 years old and weighing 170 to 180 pounds. Some witnesses said he appeared to be unshaven and may be driving a small silver pickup, Hawke said.

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

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