Reward For Peoria Pill Bandit Goes from $2,000 to $5,000
|The man in this photo is the infamous Pill Bandit. Anyone with information as to his identity is asked to call police.|
Bandit -- if you're reading -- 2K may seem like chump-change but think of all the pills you could get with $5 grand.
The bandit has been linked to at least 12 pharmacy robberies in Peoria, Scottsdale, Glendale, Phoenix, Surprise and Tempe.
Police say the bandit's m.o. is to go into pharmacies, pull a giant kitchen knife out of a black binder, and demand prescription medications from the pharmacists.
His latest heist happened at the CVS at 8332 West Thunderbird Road in Peoria, where he walked into the store wearing a blue, hooded, Disneyland sweatshirt, pulled his knife, seemed to almost smile for the security camera, and made off with an undetermined amount of meds.
The suspect is described as 5 feet, 7 inches to 5 feet, 10 inches tall, weighing between 170 and 180 pounds, with brown hair. Police say he is estimated to be in his mid- to late-30s.
Anyone with any information is asked to call Silent Witness at 480-Witness (480-948-6377).