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Police arrest man in pharmacy robberies

Citizen Staff Writer

SHERYL KORNMAN

skornman@tucsoncitizen.com

Tucson police arrested a man Wednesday in a string of robberies at area pharmacies.

Sgt. Fabian Pacheco said David Y. Martinez, 30, is in Pima County Jail on 24 charges of armed robbery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and kidnapping.

Police have investigated five robberies since May 26 in which a man obtained more than 1,000 doses of OxyContin at gunpoint, Pacheco said. OxyContin is a narcotic painkiller that is highly addictive.

Pacheco, a spokesman for the Tucson Police Department, said the robber was likely selling the drug on the street for $5 to $10 a tablet.

In the most recent incident, the robber got away with 600 to 700 doses of the drug, Pacheco said.

Martinez’s bond was set at $100,000.

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