Suspect wanted in string of Oxycontin robberies at pharmacies

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MESA -- Silent Witness is asking for the public's help to find a suspect wanted in a string of Oxycontin robberies at Mesa pharmacies.

According to Silent Witness, the suspect enters the pharmacy, threatens the pharmacist and gives orders to turn over narcotic drugs, including but not limited to Oxycontin.

A handgun has been seen in at least one of the robberies and the suspect is believed to be armed and dangerous.

No one has been injured in any of the cases.

The suspect is described as a white male, 5 feet 10 inches, 170 pounds wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, jeans, a black bandana over his face and sunglasses.

The suspect has been seen driving a blue two-door vehicle from the scene.

The robberies occurred July 7 and Dec. 17 at the CVS Pharmacy at 9152 E. Brown Road, July 1 at the Walgreens at 1935 N. Power Road, and Feb. 26 at the Walgreens at 1158 S. Crismon Road.

Silent Witness is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest or indictment of the suspect in this case. Call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS with information.