TUCSON – A Tucson Police K9 continues to recover after being stabbed twice by an armed robbery suspect earlier this month.
Tucson Police K9 said Monday that Blitz had “his drain tube removed and is home resting,” mentioning that he is also “eager” to return to work.
Blitz will continue to rest for one to two weeks before he gets his sutures taken out.
Police say that on May 10, Frank K. Garcia, 27, was involved in an armed robbery incident at the U.S. Bank, located at 2140 W. Grant Rd. He allegedly threatened and force a clerk to give him money and fled the scene.
After further investigation, TPD’s special weapons and tactics team pursued Garcia Tuesday evening. Police say he fled and Ofc. Mike Doyle released Blitz to apprehend the suspect.
Garcia then took out a homemade knife and stabbed the K9 twice in the neck, police said.