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South Tucson PD investigating armed robbery

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Posted at 1:54 PM, Dec 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-03 15:54:04-05

The South Tucson Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying two suspects from an armed robbery Saturday morning, according to a news release.

Police say just after 3 a.m. officers responded to an armed robbery the Circle K at 2004 South 6th Avenue. 

A male and female suspect had fled the scene before police had arrived.

Officers learned that the store was locked after hours when the two suspects, wearing bandana's over their faces, tried to open the locked doors in the front of the store. 

Police say the male suspect was carrying a machete and began to strike the door until the glass broke, at which point they entered the store. 

The male suspect then threatened to kill the clerk with the machete if he didn't open the cash register, holding him at knife point. 

Police say the male suspect made off with $35 of cash from the register in addition to taking packs of cigarettes. The female suspect took a 30 pack of Budweiser beer and fled the store. 

South Tucson police believe the suspects may live in the immediate area. 

The male suspect is described as Native American/Hispanic, 5'6" in height, 180-200 lbs. and olive complexion. He was last seen wearing a red bandana with a red Chicago Bulls jacket and baseball cap with a black Chicago Bulls t-shirt, black pants and red Jordan sneakers. 

The female suspect is described as Native American/Hispanic, 5'6" in heigh, 195-200 lbs. and olive complexion. She has long blonde hair and was wearing a black bandana, a grey hoodie jacket with black pants, a black baseball cap and black and white shoes. 

If you have any information on this incident you are urged to call 88-CRIME with the opportunity to earn a cash reward up to $2,000.