Police search for man who robs Peoria Safeway of oxycodone

PHOENIX - Police are asking for the public's help in finding a man who robbed a Safeway pharmacy Wednesday in Peoria.

Just before 1 p.m. Wednesday, a man in his mid-20s robbed the Safeway at 83rd Avenue and Cactus Road, asking for all its oxycodone, according to Peoria police spokeswoman Amanda Jacinto.

The suspect, wearing a disposable face mask, approached the pharmacy and told the employee it was a robbery and proceeded to hold his right hand under his shirt where the victim believed he had a weapon, Jacinto said.

After getting the oxycodone, the suspect reportedly ran out while removing his mask and got into a black Chevy pickup truck, possibly extended cab, heading northbound on 83rd Avenue.

The suspect is described as a black male in his mid-20s, about 5-feet-10-inches tall with a thin build.

He appeared to be wearing a baseball cap with an Arizona Diamondbacks logo, a dark-colored T-shirt, and dark pants.

Jacinto said he was reportedly "soft spoken."

Police are encouraging anyone with information on this crime to contact the Peoria Police Department in any of the following ways:

--Text "PPD" then your message to 274-637 (CRI-MES)
--Call the tip phone line at 623-773-7045
--Email PDTips@peoriaaz.gov
--Call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS

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