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Man robs Rite Aid for painkillers

By Kylee Cruz, KXLY4 Reporter, kyleec@kxly.com
Published On: Dec 05 2012 06:58:59 AM CST
Updated On: Dec 05 2012 07:14:53 AM CST
North Spokane Rite Aid pharmacy robbed
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Spokane police are searching for a man who robbed a North Spokane Rite Aid.

It happened just before 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Rite Aid just north of the "Y" on Division Street.

A man entered the store, put on a mask and headed straight toward the pharmacy counter where he handed the pharmacist a note demanding drugs.

The pharmacist quickly handed the man an unspecified amount of painkillers. Police say the suspect made a threat to the pharmacist and ordered the pharmacist to the ground during the robbery.

He never showed a weapon. However, he did loiter around the store for a few minutes after the robbery.

"Typically in these situations people are in a rush to get out of the store, sounded like he kind of meandered, went down a couple of aisles," said Dan Waters with the Spokane Police Department. "I don't know what he was doing,"

The suspect is described as a white man, in his late 20s, about 5 feet 8 inches tall who was last seen wearing all black clothes.

If you have any information, please call Crime Check at 456-2233.

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