City Pharmacies Encounter Armed Robbers
OCTOBER 26, 2014
Eileen Oldfield, Associate Editor
Police in Greensboro, North Carolina, have charged 2 men with common law robbery for thefts committed at 3 different city pharmacies on October 26, 2014.
Ronald Eugene Johnson, 52, was charged with 3 counts of common law robbery, while Kevin Ronte Curry, 26, was charged with 2 counts of conspiracy to commit robbery, WXII12 reports.
The robberies occurred at 2 Walgreens and a Rite Aid, with all 3 incidents involving a male suspect who demanded money from the front counter. In at least 2 of the robberies, the suspect implied having a gun and was seen getting into a gold sedan occupied by another person.
In Nampa, Idaho, a man recently pleaded not guilty to charges of burglary and possession of a controlled substance stemming from the theft of prescription drugs from a Walgreens store.
Austin Howard, 23, entered his plea on October 24, 2014, and faces up to 10 years in prison for the burglary charge, as well as 7 years in prison for the possession charge, The Idaho Press-Tribune reports.
Howard allegedly entered the Walgreens on October 1, 2014, and demanded prescription pills, which the pharmacist produced. He allegedly told police that he used half of the 100-count pill bottle and sold the remaining pills.
In another city in Idaho, police are searching for a man suspected of robbing a Sav-Mor Pharmacy in Twin Falls on October 25, 2014.
According to KMVT, a male around 6 feet tall who was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and camouflage pants displayed a gun and demanded pills at approximately 2:50 p.m. that day.
The suspect allegedly left the pharmacy on foot, and no one was injured during the incident.
Oklahoma City Police are searching for a man who broke into Reliable Pharmacy at 3:15 a.m. on October 19, 2014.
According to a report from Fox 25 KOKH-TV Oklahoma City, surveillance video allegedly shows a man throwing a rock through the pharmacy’s window and then taking items off store shelves.
A former pharmacist at the location was sentenced to life in prison after killing a suspect during a 2009 robbery.
Two armed men who demanded drugs from Tosa Pharmacy in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on October 22, 2014, are now being sought by police.
Although the suspects did not obtain any drugs during the robbery, they did steal money before fleeing the pharmacy on foot, according to The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel,
The Milwaukee Police Department released a video of the suspects on its YouTube channel:
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