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Armed Robbery at North Spokane Walgreens

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are searching for a man after an armed robbery at the Walgreens in the 2100 block of E. Wellesley in North Spokane.

Police say the suspect walked through the front doors, went straight to the back counter where he displayed a handgun and demanded the painkiller Oxycontin.

Police say the man was able to get away with an unknown amount of the drug.

The suspect is described as a white man in his 20s, 5'8" with a skinny build. He had a thin mustache and black hair.

Police say this robbery was bold in that there were a lot of customers in the store at the time.

Tuesday's robbery comes just more than a week after the Walgreens on 29th and Grand on Spokane's South Hill was robbed. The painkiller Oxycontin was the target of that robbery also. Police did arrest the suspect in the robbery at the South Hill store. More>>

A number of pharmacy robberies have occurred in Spokane in the past months. In many of the robberies, painkillers have been targeted. The following is a list links to stories of other pharmacy robberies in the area:

  • Police arrest Walgreens robbery suspect
  • Spokane Valley Walgreens robbed of Oxycontin
  • Reward offered for Walgreens knife-point robbery suspect
  • Police respond to another attempted pharmacy robbery
  • Up to $1,000 reward offered in pharmacy robbery
  • Armed robbery at South Hill Walgreens
  • Liberty Lake Police searching for robbery suspect
  • Serial robbery suspect tries to strike again
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