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One arrested; two suspects still wanted in April Circle K robbery

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One arrested; two suspects still wanted in April Circle K robbery

By Ina Ronquillo. CREATED Apr 8, 2014 - UPDATED: Jun 20, 2014

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - The Sheriff's Department Robbery and Assault Unit needs the public's help in locating suspects involved in a strong armed robbery at a Circle K in Catalina.

After tips from the public, 18-year-old Jose Williams Rizo was arrested on June 17.

The second suspect has been identified as 21-year-old Peter Robert Ortiz.

He is known as "DEALS" by taggers in the area.

There is a warrant out for his arrest.

The third suspect wearing the black mask during the robbery has still not been identified.

Anyone with information reference this incident or the whereabouts of Peter Ortiz is urged to call 9-1-1 or 88-CRIME.

Deputy Tracy Suitt tells KGUN9 that on April 7, deputies responded to the Circle K at 16054 North Oracle Road regarding a robbery.

When deputies arrived, they learned the clerk was getting ready to mop the floor.  Three men walked into the store and went behind the counter, said Suitt.

The suspects had white plastic bags they filled with cartons of cigarettes and bottles of liquor.
 
One of the suspects held the store clerk in a corner as the other two continued to take items, said Suitt.

When the clerk tried to move, the suspect physically held her back and told her to "stay put."

The clerk was not injured during the incident, said Suitt.
 
The first suspect is described as 5'6", 150-155 pounds, short black hair, wearing dark jeans, a red shirt,  a Colorado Rockies jacket with black and purple sleeves, black plastic rimmed glasses and black gloves.

The second suspect is 6'0", wearing dark colored jeans, a black shirt, gray sneakers, wearing a white or light gray scarf covering his face.

The third suspect is 6'0", gray pants, wearing a black hooded jacket with a scarf covering his face.

Ina Ronquillo

Ina Ronquillo

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Ina is a Southern Arizona native. She graduated from Nogales High School and then received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arizona with a double major in Media Arts and Communication.