Pharmacy Robberies Sweeping US




Armed Addicts Putting Pharmacies Under Siege

By Patrick Oppmann, CNN

Less than two hours after picking out a man in a police lineup who held up his drugstore, pharmacist Mike Donohue was being robbed.  AGAIN





The new robber’s face was hidden under the hood of a bulky black sweatshirt. He rocked back and forth anxiously, with his right hand planted in his pocket.

Like the other five robbers who had held up Donohue’s store before, the man demanded OxyContin, a popular painkiller known for its high abuse potential.

“My technician came back and showed me the note that said, ‘Give me your OxyContin. I have a gun,’ ” Donohue said.  Read More 


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