PHOENIX - A $5,000 reward is being offered for the arrest of a suspect in at least nine robberies at Valley pharmacies.
The robberies, which began in September, have taken place at seven CVS pharmacies in Phoenix. Two of the stores were robbed twice.
Police say the suspect enters the business and walks right back to the pharmacy counter displaying a handgun and demanding Oxycodone.
After receiving the drugs from the employee and from holding trays, the suspect runs out of the store.
The suspect is described as a black male between the ages of 25 and 30, 5 feet six inches tall to 5 feet 8 inches tall, 180 pounds, wearing dark clothing and a baseball cap.
The robberies took place at the following locations:
18460 N. 7th Street
3440 W. Glendale Avenue
3210 E. Union Hills Road(twice)
6650 W. Lower Buckeye Road
10 E. Dunlap Avenue(twice)
1850 W. Dunlap Avenue
6002 N 7th Street
Anyone with information is urged to call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or leave a tip on the Silent Witness website .
Half of the reward is being donated by Purdue Pharma L.P., according to a Silent Witness news release.