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Reward offered in Kootenai County robberies

Wed., Feb. 2, 2011, 1:18 p.m.

OxyContin stolen from two pharmacies

Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is offering a cash reward for information leading to an arrest in two 2009 pharmacy robberies in Kootenai County.

In both cases, a person described as a thin man with dark hair wearing an orange or tan beanie entered a pharmacy and demanded OxyContin, a news release from Crime Stoppers said.

On Sept. 9 at 5:28 p.m., a robbery occurred at the Walgreens pharmacy at 706 E. Seltice Way in Post Falls. On Oct. 27 at 5:59 p.m., the Walgreens at 260 W. Honeysuckle Ave. in Hayden was hit, the release said. In the second incident, the robber displayed a silver handgun.

The robber in the first incident is described as being in his early 20s with dark hair, 5’ 11” with a thin build. He was wearing an orange or tan beanie with a short visor, a tan and white sweatshirt, and a fleece jacket.

In the second incident, the robber is described as a slim white man with dark, collar-length hair, wearing a blue and black North Face parka with a hood and a tan beanie with a short visor. He also wore black Van-type shoes, with brown or light-colored soles, the release said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (208) 667-2111 or (800) 222-TIPS (8477). Callers are asked to use a code name or number and do not have to use their own name to be eligible for a reward.

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