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New information on alleged Old Main robbery

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Lexi Horsey | The Daily Wildcat

The University of Arizona Police Department on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in Tucson, Arizona. 

New information sheds some light on the nature of the police presence on campus April 2. 

TPD Sergeant Richard Gradillas clarified to the Daily Wildcat that the incident Saturday night was not an armed robbery that had occurred on campus; rather, the robbery had occurred the previous day, April 1, at the Marshalls located at 3541 E. Broadway. No injuries resulted from the robbery.

On Saturday night, officers located a suspect vehicle, which fled into the University of Arizona area. One of the three suspects was located and arrested following a search of the area between Park Avenue and Mountain Avenue, which included the area around Old Main.

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According to Gradillas, the suspect was identified as 20-year-old Elias Murillo, who was booked into Pima County Jail for the charges of aggravated assault, aggravated robbery and unlawful flight.

UAlerts sent out to students and staff on Saturday night mistakenly reported that an armed robbery had occurred in the area of Old Main.


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