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Deputies arrest Circle K robber who used air soft gun

Deputies arrest Circle K robber who used air soft gun

By Rikki Mitchell. CREATED Jun 4, 2013

PIMA COUNTY, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - Deputies arrested a 21-year-old man for robbing a Circle K Sunday with an air soft gun.

Deputy Jesus Banuelos with the Pima County Sheriff's Department tells KGUN9 that Tobias James Horton was charged with one count of armed robbery in connection with a robbery at the Circle K at 5365 N. La Cholla Blvd. Sunday at 4:30 p.m.

Banuelos says deputies responded there and learned that the clerk was approached by someone carrying a handgun and demanding money from the register.

The clerk was able to provide deputies with a good description of the robbery who was later found on the river walk near the Circle K.

Horton admitted to deputies that he robbed the store. Deputies found an air soft gun in Horton's possession that resembled a real firearm.

Horton was booked into the Pima County Jail.

Rikki Mitchell

Rikki Mitchell

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Rikki Mitchell is a proud University of Arizona grad and joined the KGUN9 team after graduation. Rikki reports as a video journalist for the evening and weekend newscasts.