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Suspect in Lincoln Heights Rite-Aid robbery arrested

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Police have arrested a suspect in connection with a Monday morning robbery at the Lincoln Heights Rite-Aid.

Police say 24-year-old Tom Snell entered the Rite-Aid after 10 a.m. gave an employee a note that said he had a gun and demanded the painkiller Oxycontin.

Oxycontin has been the target of several recent pharmacy robberies.

Snell was able to get away with an unknown amount of the drug. He fled the scene in a dark blue Toyota pickup with flames on it.

A gun was never seen during the robbery.

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