Man arrested in OxyContin robbery at Scottsdale Walgreens

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Charles Dawe By Jennifer Thomas Charles Dawe By Jennifer Thomas

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- A 24-year-old man was arrested on robbery and drug charges after he allegedly demanded OxyContin at a Walgreens pharmacy Sunday afternoon.

Scottsdale police officers responded to the pharmacy near Alma School Parkway and Dynamite Boulevard at approximately 1:15 p.m.

The pharmacist told the officers that a white male wearing a black jacket, hat and sunglasses handed over a note demanding OxyContin. The employee complied and the suspect left the store.

No weapon was seen.

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office notified Scottsdale police that a man fitting the suspect's description had taken a relative's SUV without permission as well as a shotgun. Police later learned that he made comments that would implicate him in the robbery.

Officers went to the home near Lone Mountain Road and 160th Street where sheriff's deputies had taken Charles Dawe into custody as he returned the vehicle.

Officers reportedly found proceeds from the crime during a search of the suspect's home.

Dawe was booked on charges of robbery, weapons misconduct and possession of narcotic drugs.