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Two men arrested in OxyContin heist

Two men are accused of two attempted robberies at Coeur d’Alene convenience stores late Wednesday and an OxyContin heist early Thursday.

Michael D. Frank, 20, and Stephen J. Beck, 23, were arrested after police spotted them in a Nissan that matched the description of the getaway car used in an attempted robbery of Piggies Deli & Market, 2001 E. Sherman Ave., about 8:30 p.m.

Police say Frank and Beck robbed Walgreens, 335 W. Appleway Ave., of a small amount of OxyContin about 5 a.m. after another failed robbery attempt, at Taj Market, 1003 N. 15th St., about midnight.

The men were booked into Kootenai County Jail on robbery charges. Beck was wanted on a misdemeanor warrant in Oneida County, Idaho, and has a previous conviction in Montana for drug possession.

Frank, alias Michael Daniel Lehti, went to prison after robbing a woman at gunpoint outside the Silver Lake Mall. He’s on parole, police said.

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