July 20, 2009 in City, News

Woman robbed of prescriptions in her home

By The Spokesman-Review
 

Two men burst into a Spokane woman’s apartment this morning and stole OxyContin and hydrocodone.

A 54-year-old woman answered her apartment door about 5:45 a.m. in the 3100 block of E. 37th Avenue and two men forced their way in and ran off with the drugs, which the woman had obtained with a prescription, according to Spokane police.

The woman thinks the men may have found her name on empty prescription bottles in her outside garbage, said Officer Tim Moses.

“Thank God they didn’t hurt her in anyway,” Moses said. “They just wanted the dope. I think most of the junkies are like that. They just want their dope.”

The men are described as white, 5-foot-7 to 6-feet tall with light builds and in their 30s.

The first man wore a dark sweatshirt, black jeans and dark boots. The second man wore a dark hooded sweatshirt. It’s the second OxyContin-related crime in three days in Spokane.

On Saturday, a man in his 20s gave an employee at Rite Aid, 810 E. 29th Ave., a note stating he had a gun and demanding OxyContin about 11:20 a.m.

When the employee returned with a bottle of pills, the would-be robber was gone, police said.

“We don’t know what spooked him,” Moses said.

The man is described as white, 6-foot with a medium build, dark facial hair and long dark hair. Anyone with information on the crimes is asked to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.

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