9OYS Crime Watch
Police make arrest in bank robbery case
Tip from citizen leads police to suspect
Web Producer: Mekita Rivas
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Police arrested 47-year-old Manuel Gracia on one count of robbery and booked him into Pima County jail Tuesday night.
The robbery took place Tuesday morning at the Compass Bank branch located inside Albertson's at 1350 North Silverbell Road.
Upon arriving at the scene, police learned that the suspect entered the bank and handed the teller a note demanding money and threatening harm. He was given an undisclosed amount of money.
The TPD released surveillance photos, revealing that the suspect appeared to be wearing a gray wig during the robbery.
A citizen recognized the suspect from the surveillance photos and alerted authorities, Sgt. Chris Widmer, a TPD spokesman, said in a news release.