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Mesa police find heroin during arrest of prescription drug robber

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Francisco Robledo (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Francisco Robledo (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
MESA, AZ (CBS5) -

Mesa police say a 27-year-old man has been arrested on multiple charges after stealing prescription-only medications from a pharmacy and also having heroin.

The Mesa Police Department spokesman Sgt. Tony Landato said Francisco Robledo robbed the pharmacy inside Safeway at 3622 Southern Avenue on Friday.

Landato said Robledo was armed when he took the prescription-only drugs and fled in a silver car.

A witness was able to get Robledo's license plate number as he fled the parking lot.

Robledo was arrested as he arrived to his Gilbert home with the stolen prescription drugs.

During an interview with police, Robledo admitted the drugs were for self-medication.

Police also found heroin.

Robledo was booked on charges of robbery and drug possession.

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