Peoria police arrested a 21-year-old Phoenix man who has been booked on charges of armed robbery, kidnapping and aggravated assault in connection with a robbery at the Walgreen’s pharmacy, 9040 W. Peoria Ave.
Police attribute the arrest to numerous tips received from the public via Silent Witness.
According to police, about 5:30 p.m. May 21 the suspect jumped over the counter at the Walgreen’s and demanded the pharmacist give him all the oxycodone on hand. The pharmacist complied, and the suspect jumped back over the counter and left the store.
Witnesses from the store advised police the suspect fled in the direction of a nearby mobile home community, Polynesian Village. As officers arrived there, a resident flagged the patrol car down and advised he saw a man fitting the suspect’s description jump over the community wall and get into a car where another man was waiting for him in the driver’s seat. The men left the area in a tan, late ’90s Chevrolet Malibu.
No one was injured in the robbery.
After receiving tips, police said they went to a home in the Gilbert area at around 6:30 p.m. Friday. When the suspect left the home and drove away as the passenger in a vehicle, the vehicle was stopped, and the suspect was taken into custody.
Everett Scrivner, who is on probation for buglary, was booked into 4th Avenue Jail on charges of armed robbery, kidnapping and aggravated assault, police said.