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Armed robbery of Wells Fargo leads to cross town pursuit

One person of interest in custody
Posted at 4:09 PM, Oct 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-27 23:49:04-04

An armed robbery of a Wells Fargo at Sunrise and Kolb led to a police pursuit and search in midtown Wednesday afternoon.

Deputies have arrested 49-year-old Jason Wells in connection with the robbery.

Ryan Inglett with the Pima County Sheriff's Department says the suspect went into the Wells Fargo, showed a gun and demanded money. He left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Witnesses told detectives that Wells was wearing a disguise that included a safety vest, a surgical mask, and a wig. 

After the robbery, Wells fled in a black Jeep Cherokee and headed toward the area of Mabel and Country Club.

Deputies located the vehicle that matched the description and the license plate returned to a stolen car.

Deputies tried to stop the vehicle and Wells and another suspect fled the car on foot. 

Jason Wells was charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, kidnapping, unlawful use of means of transportation and unlawful flight from law enforcement.

Deputies are still investigating the identity of the second suspect.