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Lincoln Heights Rite-Aid robbed of popular painkiller

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are investigating a robbery at the Lincoln Heights Rite-Aid located at 29th and Regal.

Police responded to the scene just before 10:30 a.m. Monday. The suspect gave an employee a note that said he had a gun and demanded drugs. A weapon was never seen.

The suspect is described as white male, 20-years-old and was wearing a dark shirt over a light gray hooded sweatshirt, sunglasses and blue jeans.

The suspect was able to get away with an unknown amount of the painkiller Oxycontin. Oxycontin has been the target of several recent pharmacy robberies.

The suspect may have left the scene in a four wheel drive standard cab 1970s dark blue Toyota pick-up with flames on the front.

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