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Armed Robbery Attempt

February 21, 2019

On February 21, 2019 at approximately 11:45 a.m., the Oro Valley Police Department (OVPD) responded to the Fry’s Food Store at 10000 block of North La Canada Drive in reference to an attempted armed robbery. The victim reported a man tried to take her purse in the parking lot and was armed with a handgun. The suspect did not get away with the purse and he fled southeast from the Fry’s.

The man is described as White, early to mid-twenties, 5’9 with a slender build and was originally wearing a black puffy jacket, navy beanie, jeans and Van style shoes. The suspect’s jacket and beanie were found a short distance away in a tunnel. 

K-9’s and air support were deployed but the suspect was not located. No video or photos are available. If you have any information on this incident, please contact OVPD at 520-229-4900 or 88-Crime. Case number V19021117.