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2 bank robbery suspects arrested following two incidents

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Posted at 5:10 PM, Oct 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-25 14:19:39-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — Two bank robbery suspects have been taken into custody after two incidents Saturday afternoon, the Pima County Sheriff's Department said.

The first incident happened around 1 p.m. at a Chase Bank at 2920 West Valencia Road, according to PCSD. The second was around 2 p.m. at a US Bank at 7110 North Oracle Road.

Detectives have arrested 44-year-old Deangelo Dawson and 31-year-old Handy Velarde.

They have each been charged with two counts of armed robbery.

Investigators have also learned that bank robberies occurred in Sahuarita earlier in the day. The two men are being investigated by the Sahuarita Police Department for possible involvement in those incidents.