Suspect who tried to steal pills from pharmacy at large

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By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron
By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron
By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron
By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron
By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron

PEORIA, Ariz. – Police are looking for a young man who tried to steal a controlled substance from a local pharmacy.

Police in Peoria responded to a Walgreens located on the 6700 block of W. Cactus Road Monday at about 9:30 a.m.

The pharmacist told officers a black male that appeared to be about 18 years old approached the counter and told the pharmacist, “I need Oxycodone.”

When the pharmacist told the suspect she did not have any he allegedly lifted his shirt to display a semi-automatic handgun tucked into his waistband.

The man then allegedly tossed a white plastic bag on the counter.

The pharmacist walked away to contact authorities and when she returned to the counter the suspect had fled without taking anything.

The suspect is described as being about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing about 150 pounds. He has short, cropped black hair and a thin build. He was last seen wearing a long-sleeved shirt, dark pants and white tennis shoes. He may be traveling in a silver four-door Cadillac.

He faces charges including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and attempted armed robbery.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Peoria police at 623-773-7045 or to report an anonymous tip go to www.peoriaaz.gov/police and follow the link to Tipsoft.