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Police arrest armed robbery suspect who sprayed Circle K employee with pepper spray

Posted at 8:08 PM, Apr 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-27 18:01:26-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — The Tucson Police Department have arrested the armed robbery suspect who sprayed a Circle K employee with pepper spray.

Police say the suspect enter the Circle K located at 5501 E. Golf Links Road April 16.

The suspect entered the store wearing a mask, he immediately went behind the counter and began filling a bag with tobacco products. The employee was working in a separate part of the store before confronting the suspect.

The suspect then pulled out a can of pepper spray and sprayed the employee, according to TPD. During a struggle the suspects mask fell off. After, the suspect ran off with the stolen items and the employee's cell phone.

Police say with the help of the community they were able to identify the suspect as 22-year-old Anjelito Hernandez.

Later the same day, officers were able to locate Hernandez in the 5700 block of E. 28th Street.

He was taken into custody and was booked into the Pima County Jail on the charges of robbery and third-degree burglary.