PD: Man robs 7 Tucson convenience stores in one hour

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- Tucson police said a 30-year-old man robbed seven convenience stores in one hour Wednesday night.

Richard Ulloa-Gutierrez was arrested and booked into the Pima County Jail for six counts of armed robbery and one count of attempted armed robbery.

Police said they began receiving multiple reports of armed robberies across the Tucson area at about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. The robberies occurred at the following locations:

9:32 p.m.: 7/11 at 3856 E. Fifth St.

9:36 p.m.: Circle K at 401 S. Alvernon Way

9:43 p.m.: 7/11 at 4659 E. 22nd St.

9:45 p.m.: 7/11 at 4295 E. 29th St. (robbery attempt, no money was given to the suspect)

10:07 p.m.: Circle K at 5680 S. Campbell Ave.

10:12 p.m.: Diamond Shamrock at 1895 E. Valencia Road

10:25 p.m.: Circle K at 3102 E. Benson Highway

In each incident, the suspect displayed a handgun and demanded money from the register, according to Sgt. Chris Widmer. The same suspect was found to be responsible for each incident.

No one was injured during the robbery spree.

Several witnesses gave a vehicle description to responding officers.

Officers spotted the suspect vehicle in the parking lot of an apartment complex minutes after the last armed robbery occurred. They located the suspect moments later and took him into custody without incident.