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Teen girl robs north Spokane pharmacy

A teen girl robbed a north Spokane Rite Aid of OxyContin Sunday night, police said.

An employee chased after the girl and a getaway driver in her personal vehicle but lost them while northbound on Division Street at Francis Avenue.

The suspect vehicle is described as a black 4-door 1990 GMC with Idaho plates.

Police said the girl handed the pharmacist a note about 11:31 p.m. stating she had a handgun and demanding the powerful prescription painkiller.

She ran from the store with the drug and hopped in the passenger seat of the GMC.

The robbery method is similar to that used in Spokane’s last two pharmacy robberies.

Dustin J. Rockstrom, 26, and Aaron M. Weyrauch, 27, were arrested Sept. 15 for OxyContin robberies Aug. 24 at the Shopko at 4515 S. Regal St. and Sept. 5 at the Rite Aid across the street, 4514 S. Regal St.

Police say Rockstrom was the robber and Weyrauch the getaway driver. Each faces two charges of second-degree robbery. Police are also investigating an OxyContin-dealing ring they think was being run out Weyrauch’s apartment with his roommate, Dalen J. McMillon, 27, according to search warrants.

Anyone with information on Sunday night’s robbery is asked to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.

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