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Fingerprints found on Sprite bottle lead to arrest of robbery suspect, SAPD reports

SAN ANTONIO The search for the robbery suspect has come to an end after officers were able to identify her from fingerprints found on a sprite bottle at a crime scene, according to San Antonio police.

Rshia Leshay Tubbs, 23, is charged with aggravated robbery and was arrested on Sunday, according to Bexar County court records.

Her charge relates to a robbery on May 21, 2022, when police were called to a Walgreens store in the 10800 block of Wurzbach Road at 9:50 pm.

According to SAPD, a pharmacy employee told police that a suspect approached her and held her at the cash register at gunpoint, demanding cash and cigarettes.

The suspect handed her a bag and told her to fill it, police said. After the officer complied, the suspect told her to wait five minutes before calling the police and fled the scene.

Nearly a month later, on June 9, Scherz police received photos of the suspect in the Walgreens robbery in San Antonio.

They responded to a robbery in the area and noticed that the clothes worn by the Walgreens robbery suspect matched those of the Schertz robbery suspect, the affidavit says.

The suspect in both robberies also had the same weapon, a long barreled chrome revolver.

While the police were examining the scene of Schertz’s robbery, investigators took fingerprints from a bottle of sprite that the suspect had touched.

A few days later, the Schertz police turned over the fingerprints to the SAPD and the police were able to match them to Tubbs.

On June 15, the detective met with the Walgreens robbery victim to show her a list of six people. It was there that the victim was able to identify Tubbs as a suspect, police said.

Tubbs is being held at the Bexar County Jail. According to court records, her bail is set at $60,000.

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