Suspects demand oxycodone during drugstore robberies

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PHOENIX -- Phoenix police are asking for the public’s help to identify and locate a group of serial armed robbers who are targeting drugstores.

Police said the four suspects have robbed at least nine pharmacies in the Phoenix area since October.

During the robberies, the suspects entered the business and displayed a weapon to the staff while demanding oxycodone. The suspects usually committed the robberies in pairs or with a third suspect.

Only one of the suspects has been seen at all of the robberies. He is described as a Hispanic male, 35 to 40 years old, 5 feet 4 inches to 5 feet 6 inches tall, 180 pounds with a small, thick mustache and a receding hairline.

A second suspect is described as a Hispanic female, 20 to 25 years old, 5 feet 4 inches to 5 feet 6 inches, 180 to 200 pounds with long, wavy brown hair.

Another female suspect is described as Hispanic, heavy-set, 20 to 25 years old, 160 pounds with distinctive/pink hair and brown eyes.

The fourth suspect is a Hispanic male, 20 to 25 years old, 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 6 inches tall, 140 pounds with brown eyes and short brown hair.

Officer James Holmes said only the two male suspects displayed guns during the robberies.

So far, no one has been injured in the incidents.

Anyone with information about these suspects is asked to call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.