Pharmacist refuses to hand over painkillers to robber

Pharmacist refuses to hand over painkillers to robber

Credit: KREM.com

Deputies say a man attempted to rob the Wandermere pharmacy of prescription painkillers.

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by KREM.COM

KTVB.COM

Posted on August 15, 2009 at 4:34 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 14 at 12:29 PM

SPOKANE -- Sheriff's deputies are on the lookout today for a suspect that fled the scene of his failed robbery in a red, late-model two-door car.

Employees at the Wandermere Rite-Aid said the suspect entered the business about 9:45 a.m. Thursday and handed a note to a female pharmacy employee demanding the prescription pain killers oxycontin and methadone.

The woman handed the note to her male assistant. Not seeing a weapon, the employee chose to withhold the drugs. The suspect demanded the drugs again, but fled the store when the employee stood his ground.

As the suspect left, the employee followed him out of the building and saw him get into the red car and drive away northbound on Highway 395. Deputies swarmed the area but had not located the car or suspect by 10:45 a.m.

The would-be robber milled around inside the store prior to confronting the employee's, allowing them to get a good description. They said he was a white male in his early 20's, 5'09" tall with a thin build. He had a pockmarked face and dark hair.

The suspect wore a black long-sleeved shirt, a black baseball cap with a flat bill, and dark pants.

Anyone with information about this attempted robbery or the suspect involved is urged to call Crime Check at 456.2233.

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