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South Hill store robbed of OxyContin

Sat., Sept. 5, 2009, 7:47 p.m.

A robber stole OxyContin from the Rite Aid store at 4514 S. Regal Street on the South Hill on Saturday night, the Spokane Police Department said.

Police said a white man disguised with a dark wig and fake facial hair entered the business shortly before 5:40 p.m. and presented a note demanding OxyContin. After receiving some of the drug, he fled the business and headed south toward 57th Avenue, Officer Mike McCasland said.

Surveillance cameras captured good photos of the robber, but his disguise could make it more difficult to identify him, McCasland said. Witnesses said the robber was about 6 feet, 2 inches tall and wore a white shirt, blue jeans and a white beanie-style winter hat over the dark wig.

Police set up a perimeter and used police dogs for tracking but couldn’t find the robber, McCasland said.



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