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Beer run: Ariz. man arrested, allegedly stole beer from stores for 60 straight days

Posted at 9:10 PM, Jun 05, 2019

PHOENIX — A Phoenix police report states that a man was arrested last month for allegedly stealing multiple cases of beer for 60 straight days from local convenience stores.

Court documents describe 24-year-old Fabian Olvera Martinez as a "prolific repeat offender."

Police say Martinez stole Michelob, Budweiser, Bud Light, and Tecate mostly from a Circle K near 35th Avenue and Thomas Road.

He usually took 2-4 cases of beer at a time, according to court records. In total the value of the stolen is said to be $3,700, police say.

So far, surveillance video, pictures, and store reports have officially linked Martinez to 12 incidents. Detectives are still compiling evidence regarding the other thefts in this on-going investigation.

Upon his arrest, Martinez allegedly identified himself in the video in nearly all the thefts. He reportedly told police that he sells the beer on the street to support his $200 a day fentanyl addiction.

Martinez has been charged 12 counts of retail theft.