Glendale police, Silent Witness up reward for info in pharmacy robbery

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Security cameras at the store caught this images of the suspected robber. By Catherine Holland Security cameras at the store caught this images of the suspected robber. By Catherine Holland
Security cameras at the store caught this images of the suspected robber. By Catherine Holland Security cameras at the store caught this images of the suspected robber. By Catherine Holland

GLENDALE -- The Glendale Police Department and Silent Witness are hoping the public can help them find the suspects behind the robbery of a Glendale Walgreens, and they've increased the reward to up to $2,000.

The robbery happened the afternoon of Thursday, February 25 at the pharmacy at 83rd and Glendale avenues.

According to investigators, the suspect walked into the store and handed the pharmacist a note demanding prescription drugs. The pharmacist gave the man the medication. The suspect then ran out the store's front door.

The suspect is described as a white male between 25 and 30 years old. He is 6 feet tall and weighs between 175 and 200 pounds. He's clean cut, with an average build and dark hair.

The suspect, whose photo was caught by security cameras, wore sunglasses, blue jeans, a designer T-shirt, black jacket and white athletic shoes.

Pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma is putting up half the money for the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.

Anyone with information about this robbery or the suspect described is asked to call the Silent Witness 24-hour Tip Line at 480-WITNESS (480-948-6377) or 480-TESTIGO (480-837-8446).

“It’s important for people to know that all information that we get is kept completely confidential,” said Det. Icela Brown, Silent Witness spokeswoman. “Callers never have to give their name. The Silent Witness tip line does not use any tape recording or caller ID devices.”