Robbery suspect demands OxyContin from Phoenix pharmacy


by Jennifer Thomas

Posted on July 2, 2012 at 9:13 AM

Updated Monday, Jul 2 at 4:35 PM

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PHOENIX -- A reward is being offered to help find a suspect involved in an armed robbery at a Phoenix Walgreens on May 27.

The suspect entered the store at Glendale and 43rd avenues just after 2 a.m. and walked to the pharmacy counter where he displayed a handgun and demanded OxyContin, according to police.

He was given several bottles then fled in an unknown direction.

No vehicle was seen.

The suspect is described as a white or light Hispanic male with a muscular build, 20 to 30 years old, 5 feet 7 inches tall and 200 pounds. He was wearing black sunglasses and a black fedora-style hat at the time of the robbery.

Police released surveillance video on Monday.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to contact Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or

A reward of up to $2,500 is being offered in the case.