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Police: Phoenix man arrested for 60 beer runs in 60 days

Posted: 1:51 PM, Jun 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-06 01:00:56Z
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PHOENIX — A man is arrested for allegedly committing 60 beer runs in 60 days.

Phoenix police report that on May 30 they captured a man they believe is responsible for 60 beer runs in the past 60 days.

Court documents describe 24-year-old Fabian Olvera Martinez as a "prolific repeat offender."

Police say Martinez stole Michelob, Budweiser, Bud Light, and Tecate mostly from a Circle K near 35th Avenue and Thomas Road.

He usually took 2-4 cases of beer at a time, according to court records. In total the value of the stolen is said to be $3,700, police say.

So far, surveillance video, pictures, and store reports have officially linked Martinez to 12 incidents. Detectives are still compiling evidence regarding the other thefts in this on-going investigation.

Upon his arrest, Martinez allegedly identified himself in the video in nearly all the thefts. He reportedly told police that he sells the beer on the street to support his $200 a day fentanyl addiction.

Martinez has been charged 12 counts of retail theft.