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Police search for pain-killer bandit

Man sought in drug store robberies

Tucson police are looking for a man who is suspected of robbing drug stores at gunpoint for the pain killer oxycodone.

In the last robbery, the man entered the Walgreen's at 2411 N. Oracle Rd., at about 9:25 p.m., on May 30 and walked up to the pharmacy counter where he showed a hundgun to the clerk and demanded oxycodone. He was given an undisclosed amount of the drug and left, TPD spokeswoman Sgt. Maria Hawke said.

Hawke said the man committed four other robberies between Feb. 10 and March 6 in the same manner.

The man is Hispanic, in his late 40s to early 50s, 5 feet 5 to 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighs about 175 pounds and is described as stocky or muscular. He is believed to have brown eyes, brown and gray hair and a bushy mustache. He wore a sweatshirt and jeans during all of the robberies, Hawke said.

Anyone with information should call 911 or 88-CRIME.

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This image from surveillance video shows the man accused of five armed robberies of drug stores.