Police reach break in case after serial robber strikes again
Reporter: Aaron Brackett
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - After 3 broad daylight heists, and one failed attempt, a bank robber was still on the loose Tuesday night, but police say they caught a break in the case.
The parking lot was empty Tuesday at Pima Federal Credit Union on Stone Ave. - the most recent hit in a string of bank robberies. Customers repeatedly walked to the door, only to be turned away by a small sign.
Credit union member Andrew Foster showed up moments after yesterday's robbery.
"I got here in the aftermath, so it was basically chaos," said Foster. "Six cruisers, yellow tape, and the bank was closed."
The man police are looking for is a caucasian male between 5'9" and 6'. Tucson Police say he has robbed 3 banks since August 10th with one failed attempt at a credit union. Witnesses of the robberies report a strong smell of alcohol during the robbery, but otherwise the suspect looks like a normal customer.
Detective Brad Hunt of TPD says they have a good profile of the bandit.
"Well, there is no typical bank robber, said Hunt. "It could be your next door neighbor. More than likely this individual has issues with drugs or alcohol. We believe he is on the street most of the time."
A break in the case came Tuesday as police released the name 33 year old Marcos Rios - arrested on suspicion of robbery and was seen with the serial robber at least once.
Police are asking anyone with information to call 88-CRIME.