A man was arrested late Wednesday after he was suspected of robbing six convenience stores and attempting to rob another store within an hour, police said.
Richard Ulloa-Gutierrez, 30, was booked into PIma County jail on six counts of armed robbery and one count of attempted armed robbery, said Sgt. Chris Widmer, a Tucson Police Department spokesman.
The first robbery was reported at a 7-Eleven at 3856 E. Fifth Street just after 9:30 p.m. after the suspect walked into the store, displayed a handgun and fled with an undisclosed amount of money, Widmer said in a news release.
The suspect hit six more stores in midtown and on the south side within the next hour, showing his gun in each robbery and escaping in a vehicle.
Witnesses from several of the incidents gave a vehicle description to responding police officers.
Officers found the vehicle in the parking lot of the Rancho Del Mar apartments, 6200 S. Campbell Ave., at about 10:30 p.m., minutes after the last robbery was reported.
The officers later found the suspect near the vehicle and took him into custody.