CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (CBS4) – The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office has released a brief surveillance clip of a man suspected of robbery a Safeway pharmacy.

The video shows the man walking into the Safeway store at 7375 E. Arapahoe Road Tuesday morning in Centennial. Police said he demanded a powerful narcotic called Dilaudid from an employee at gunpoint.

The suspect matches the description of a thief wanted in string of pharmacy robberies in the south metro area. In each case the robber targeted grocery stores.

A man matching the thief’s description pulled off a heist at another Safeway on Sept. 21 but came up short at the King Soopers.

“We haven’t been able to confirm that they’re definitely connected but there are enough similarities that we’re interested in determining that through our investigation,” Cpt. Vince Line with the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Department said.

Dilaudid is distributed in tablets or vials. It can also be injected. The drug has become increasingly popular on the black market.

(credit: CBS)


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