Suspect identified in two pharmacy robberies

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 15, 2014, 3:03 P.M.

Police are looking for 24-year-old Kristoffer L. Banning in connection with recent pharmacy robberies at Albertsons on North Nevada Street and Shopko on North Newport Highway.

On Monday police arrested a 17-year-old male who is accused of being Banning’s accomplice in the Albertsons robbery.

The suspects were identified by Banning’s mother, who contacted Shopko security employees, according to an affidavit filed by police.

The Shopko reported that 245 Oxycontin pills, 400 oxycodone tablets and 186 oxymorphine pills were taken. One bottle of 100 oxycodone pills were taken in the Albertsons robbery.

Police served a search warrant on a home in the 6200 block of North Wiscomb searching for the two men and evidence in the case.

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