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Arrest made in credit union robbery

Posted at 3:43 PM, Sep 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-08 20:50:19-04

Tucson police have made an arrest in the robbery of the Pyramid Federal Credit Union on the east side that happened Tuesday. 

Police arrested 42-year-old Andrew Michael Nelson.

The credit union is located at 7740 East Speedway Boulevard, at Speedway and Pantano. 

Prior to the robbery, a citizen noticed a male acting suspicious in the area and recognized him as a regular at a nearby business.

A short time later the citizen learned the credit union had been robbed.

That citizen provided the information to officers on the scene. A search was conducted, however the suspect was not located.

They learned the suspect from the incident was possibly associated to a bank robbery that occurred at the Sun West Credit Union located at 7725 E. Broadway Blvd. on August 30, 2016.

The detectives were able to obtain a surveillance photograph from the most recent incident.

The citizen viewed the photograph and was able to identify the pictured male as the same one seen acting suspicious in the area prior to the robbery.

On September 7, 2016, the citizen observed the suspect at a local business nearby and contacted the police. Officers from Operations Division East immediately responded and detained the suspect without incident. The suspect initially provided a false name to the officers but he was eventually identified as 42-year-old Andrew Michael Nelson.
The Robbery Unit detectives furthered the investigation. Mr. Nelson was subsequently arrested and booked into the Pima County Jail on the following charges:
  • Armed Robbery (2 Counts) - A Class 4 Felony
  • False Reporting - A Class 1 Misdemeanor
  • Unrelated Misdemeanor Warrant
  • Felony Probation Violation Warrant