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Police make arrest in Tempe pharmacy robberies

TEMPE, Ariz. -- A Phoenix man suspected of recently robbing two Tempe pharmacies is in custody.

Tempe police announced Tuesday that Angelo Moreno, 23, was being held in connection with robberies last week.

Police said Moreno claims to be addicted to Xanax, a legal tranquilizer that can be prescribed for anxiety.

Authorities said a man entered a CVS pharmacy at Baseline Road and Priest Drive on Feb. 4 and demanded prescription medications.

Witnesses said the man handed a note to the employees, but when they didn't respond quickly enough, he jumped over the counter and the pharmacist gave him the pills.

On Feb. 8, police said a man made similar threats while robbing a Walgreens pharmacy at Baseline Road and Hardy Drive.

Police said no one was injured.

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