Citizen Staff Writer
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.