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Pain-killer robbery suspect arrested

Man found by South Tucson police

The man accused in a string of armed robberies of pharmacies around Tucson was arrested Saturday by South Tucson police, the Tucson Police Department said.

Robert. F. Gutierrez, 57, was charged with three counts of armed robbery, one count of attempted armed robbery, and one count of attempted robbery, TPD spokeswoman Sgt. Maria Hawke said Sunday.

An arrest warrant was issued Friday for Gutierrez after police received a tip to 88-CRIME identifying him as the man accused of robbing the pharmacies of the pain-killer oxycodone between Feb. 10 and May 30.

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.

Gutierrez was booked into the Pima County jail, Hawke said.

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