Reward increased to find suspect in string of CVS robberies


by Jennifer Thomas

Posted on November 5, 2012 at 11:21 AM

Updated Thursday, Nov 8 at 3:30 PM

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PHOENIX -- Police have released new surveillance video and increased the reward in hopes that the public will help identify a suspect in a string of armed robberies in Phoenix.

Police said the suspect is responsible for no less than nine robberies at CVS pharmacies.

According to Silent Witness coordinator Sgt. Darren Burch, the suspect enters the business and walks directly to the pharmacy counter. He displays a handgun and demands oxycodone.

After receiving the oxycodone from the employee and from holding trays, the suspect runs out of the store.

No vehicle has been seen.

Police said the suspect robbed the following CVS locations between Sept. 25 and Oct. 31:

18460 N. Seventh St.
3440 W. Glendale Ave.
3210 E. Union Hills Road (twice)
6650 W. Lower Buckeye Road
10 E. Dunlap Ave. (twice)
1850 W. Dunlap Ave.
6002 N. Seventh St.

The suspect is described as a black male, 25 to 30 years old, between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 8 inches tall, 180 pounds, wearing dark clothing and a baseball cap.

Police have released suspect photos and store surveillance video.

A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered in this case.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to contact Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or