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Alleged N. Spokane pharmacy robber turns himself in

An hour after allegedly robbing a pharmacy in North Spokane, a man called police to turn himself in.


Two arrested in connection with pharmacy robberies

Police have arrested two people they believe are connected to five of the eight pharmacy robberies reported in Spokane County since Jan. 1, including the most recent robbery at the …


6th pharmacy robbery in Spokane

SPOKANE — Police say a man robbed the pharmacy at a Shopko store Sunday evening in Spokane.


Police: Suspect in Bates Pharmacy robbery linked to more

A man who was arrested Thursday in connection with a robbery at Bates Pharmacy, 3704 N. Nevada, has been linked to three other pharmacy robberies, according to Spokane Police.


Reward offered in Kootenai County robberies

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.


‘Scruffy’ man robs pharmacy of OxyContin

Around 3:50 p.m. Tuesday, a robber stormed through the Fifth and Browne Pharmacy with a knife, demanding OxyContin, police said.


OxyContin robbery suspect dies of self-inflicted gunshot

A man who shot himself after a police chase Tuesday has died. Nicholas T. “Niko” Burden, 31, worked as a car salesman and lived with his girlfriend and baby daughter …


Gunman robs South Hill pharmacy of OxyContin

A gunman robbed a South Hill pharmacy of OxyContin this morning. The robber pointed a semi-automatic pistol at employees at the Albertsons at 57th and Regal just after 9 a.m.


Gunman flees Valley Albertsons with OxyContin

A masked gunman robbed a grocery store pharmacy of OxyContin this morning in Spokane Valley.


Driver was ‘victim of circumstance,’ lawyer says

The accused getaway driver for a suspected Spokane pharmacy robber is a respected professional who became an unwitting accomplice after meeting a young man at a bar, his lawyer said …


2 accused of 3 attempted robberies in CdA

Three robberies in Coeur d’Alene late Wednesday and early today are believed to be the work of two men arrested with OxyContin stolen from a pharmacy.


Robbery tipster charged in incident

A man who reportedly tipped police to the identities of three suspected pharmacy robbers is now accused of participating in the Sept. 27 incident.


Church pastor tips detectives to robbery suspect

A church pastor helped detectives identify a suspect today in a robbery Monday night at a North Idaho pharmacy.


Man sought in drug case

The former roommate of a man charged with robbing two pharmacies for OxyContin last fall is accused of selling the drug but hasn’t been located by police.


Sentences differ in pharmacy robberies

Two Spokane pharmacy robbers who faced a judge Tuesday likely will get starkly different sentences. The reason? One was armed, and the other wasn’t.


Shopko employee tackles armed robber

A Coeur d’Alene pharmacy employee tackled a masked armed robber and held him for police Wednesday night.


Two men sought in Spokane pharmacy robbery

Two Deer Park men have been identified as suspects in a pharmacy robbery police linked to a 20-year-old woman.


Teen girl robs north Spokane pharmacy

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


Reward in OxyContin robberies up to $2,000

The reward for information that helps capture a suspected two-time pharmacy robbery is now up to $2,000.


Walgreens hopes special safes suppress OxyContin robberies

OxyContin robberies in Washington have prompted an unprecedented response from one of the nation’s largest pharmacy chains. New time-delayed safes have been installed in Walgreens pharmacies across the state to …


Drug maker offers reward in pharmacy robbery

The company that makes OxyContin is offering a $1,000 reward for information that solves a Spokane pharmacy robbery Sunday.


Shopko robbed of OxyContin Monday night

A robber stole OxyContin from a South Hill Shopko on Monday night.


Sentenced to 4 years, robber cites addiction

A 24-year-old convicted robber told a judge Thursday how he went from living with his girlfriend and their 7-year-old daughter to putting a knife to a man’s throat to get …


Woman robbed of prescriptions in her home

Two men burst into a Spokane woman’s apartment this morning and stole OxyContin and hydrocodone. A 54-year-old woman answered her apartment door about 5:45 a.m. in the 3100 block of …


Suspect named in gunpoint OxyContin robbery

Police have identified a suspect in a gunpoint OxyContin robbery at a north Spokane Walgreens June 16. Nicholas A. Blessing, 28, is accused of stealing the drug from the pharmacy …


Persistent employee stops pharmacy robber

A persistent pharmacy employee foiled a robbery today after refusing to hand over drugs, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.


Separate OxyContin cases send two men to prison

His troubles started with family. But Edward A. Saner’s problems spiraled from typical to debilitating as he dabbled more in OxyContin, leading to a string of pharmacy robberies last summer, …


Two OxyContin robbers sent to prison

His troubles started with family. But Edward A. Saner’s problems spiraled from typical to debilitating as he dabbled more in the OxyContin drug world, leading to a string of pharmacy …


Police not fooled by diversion tactic

An apparent diversionary tactic by a drug store robber failed Sunday afternoon, and police arrested a Spokane man on the North Side after residents saw him running from the scene …


Photos of Walgreens robber released

Surveillance photos of Tuesday’s robbery at a north Spokane Walgreens have been released.