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Police apprehend robbery suspects

Sat., Jan. 24, 2009, 9:20 a.m.

Spokane and Post Falls police on Friday arrested two suspects in connection with separate OxyContin robberies.

Michael Alan Miller, 24, of Coeur d’Alene, was arrested overnight in Post Falls. He was wanted for a knife-point robbery at the North Argonne Walgreens in Millwood on Jan. 13. According to police, he held a knife to a customer’s throat and demanded OxyContin, a powerful and highly addictive painkiller, and methadone before fleeing the scene.

He was arrested at a Post Falls hotel, based on a tip received by Crimestoppers in Spokane, said Post Falls Police in a news release.

Miller is being held at the Kootenai County Jail in Coeur d’Alene, pending extradition or waiver of extradition back to Spokane County, said Spokane County Sheriff’s Sgt. Dave Reagan in a news release.

Major Crimes detectives with the Spokane Police Department arrested Joshua G. Dixon, 26, and booked him into the Spokane County Jail for first-degree robbery. Dixon and Richard T. Ludvik, 23, are suspected of robbing a clerk Wednesday night at the Walgreens at 29th Avenue and Grand Boulevard on Spokane’s South Hill. One of the suspects threatened pharmacists with a knife and demanded OxyContin, according to police.

Ludvik is still at large. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call (509) 242-TIPS.


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