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Police ID accused pain-killer bandit

Arrest warrant issued for 57-year-old

Tucson police have identified the man suspected of five armed robberies at pharmacies around the city and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Robert F. Gutierrez, 57, is accused of robbing the stores of the pain killer oxycodone between Feb. 10 and May 30. A tip to 88-CRIME led to his identification, said TPD spokewoman Sgt. Maria Hawke.

In the last robbery, Gutierrez is accused of entering 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, Hawke said.

Guitierrez also is believed to have committed four other robberies between Feb. 10 and March 6 in the same manner, Hawke said.

Gutierrez is Hispanic, 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs about 160 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts, should call 911 or 88-CRIME.

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Jun 9, 2012, 10:22 am
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Thanks for the catch, greylady3.

Jun 9, 2012, 9:50 am
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Proof reader needed. See suspect’s description. I’m available. :-)

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