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Police seek info on robber who hit area pharmacies

Citizen Staff Writer
LAW AND ORDER REPORT

SHERYL KORNMAN

skornman@tucsoncitizen

Tucson police are looking for a man who they say robbed a midtown Walgreens of “a large amount” of OxyContin, the trade name for a synthetic opiate prescribed for pain.

The prescription drug is commonly sold by the tablet on the street to drug users.

Police said the robber is 5 feet 5 to 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighs 130 to 150 pounds and is 25 to 30 years old.

Police spokesman Sgt. Fabian Pacheco said the man is “connected” to seven robberies of pharmacy retailers here: five in the city and two in Pima County.

The most recent incident took place Sept. 7 at 11:12 a.m. at the Walgreens at 3330 E. Speedway Blvd.

Detectives ask that anyone with information about the robber call 911 or 88-CRIME.

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