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TPD: East-side pharmacy robbery suspect caught

Marvin Byrd. (Source: Tucson Police Department) Marvin Byrd. (Source: Tucson Police Department)
(Source: Tucson Police Department) (Source: Tucson Police Department)
The Tucson Police Department said this man has robbed at least at least five pharmacies on the east side of town. (Source: Tucson Police Department) The Tucson Police Department said this man has robbed at least at least five pharmacies on the east side of town. (Source: Tucson Police Department)
The Tucson Police Department said this man has robbed at least at least five pharmacies on the east side of town. (Source: Tucson Police Department) The Tucson Police Department said this man has robbed at least at least five pharmacies on the east side of town. (Source: Tucson Police Department)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The man accused of robbing at least five pharmacies on the east side of Tucson has been captured, city police said.

The Tucson Police Department said Marvin Byrd, 31, was arrested Wednesday night on charges of robbery and attempted robbery.

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Additional charges are pending, according to the TPD.

"Byrd was taken into custody as he attempted to enter a Walgreen’s store located at E. Broadway Blvd. and N. Jessica Ave," the TPD said in a news release. "A wrench was located in his possession along with other items of evidence."

Authorities said Bryd most recently robbed the Walgreen’s at 10315 E. Broadway Boulevard on Thursday, April 20.

"The (suspect) entered the Walgreen’s store and and jumped over the counter in the pharmacy," the TPD said. "He demanded prescription drugs from the employee while armed with a tool."

The TPD said Byrd got away with some items and fled in an unknown direction.

On April 10, Byrd allegedly jumped over the pharmacy counter at the Walgreen's at 9495 E. Speedway and demanded prescription drugs while armed with a tool. He fled in an unknown direction.

The next day, Byrd allegedly robbed the Walgreen's at 9184 E. Valencia Road. In both incidents, Byrd was wearing a red knit hat, a gray sweatshirt and gloves.

On Saturday, April 15, Byrd allegedly jumped over the pharmacy counter in the CVS at 8705 E. Speedway Boulevard and demanded prescription drugs while armed with a tool. Later that night, he allegedly did the same thing at the Walgreen's at 6767 E. Broadway Boulevard. In these incidents, Byrd was wearing a gray baseball hat, teal Hawaiian shirt and tan pants.

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