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Shopko robbed of OxyContin Monday night

Tue., Aug. 25, 2009, 11:01 a.m.

A robber stole OxyContin from a South Hill Shopko on Monday night.

A white man described as “scruffy” but with no facial hair handed the pharmacist a note demanding the powerful prescription painkiller about 8 p.m., Spokane police said.

Employees didn’t see a gun, but the man kept one hand in a pocket, “which pretty much alarms any pharmacist with some good sense,” said Officer Tim Moses.

Police searched the area around the store, 4515 S. Regal St., with a police dog but didn’t find a suspect.

Witnesses said the robber wore a black baseball cap, black T-shirt and jeans, and had black hair that may have been a wig, Moses said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.



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