Locked doors keep Oxycontin from robber - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Locked doors keep Oxycontin from robber

SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are searching for a man involved in an attempted Oxycontin robbery at the Walgreens near Division and Empire in North Spokane.

Police say the man jumped the pharmacy counter around 3 a.m. Monday and attempted to break into a shelf containing narcotics. The suspect took out a gun and demanded the popular painkiller Oxycontin when he was confronted by an assistant store manager.

The manager told the man that the shelf holding the narcotic was locked and because a pharmacist was not there, there was no way to get to it. With no way to get the drug he wanted, the suspect then ran out of the store.

Police used a K-9 team in an attempt to locate the suspect, but were unable to.

The suspect is described as a white male, 6'0" and was wearing a gray hoodie. He was described as having a handkerchief over his face.

Anyone with information on the suspects whereabouts or about the attempted robbery is asked to call Crime Check at 456-2233.

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