Oxycontin robber strikes South Hill store - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Oxycontin robber strikes South Hill store

SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are looking into a robbery that took place at a Rite-Aid pharmacy on Spokane's South Hill on Saturday.

Police say the robber handed a clerk at the store at 44th and Regal a note demanding they give him the powerful painkiller Oxycontin.  If he didn't get the drug, according to the note, he would jump over the counter to get what he wanted.

The clerk gave the robber some of the drug, and he ran out of the store.

Police officers brought in dogs in an attempt to trail the suspect.  The dogs didn't pick up a scent.

The robber is described as a white man between 6'2" and 6'3" tall.  He wore a white shirt, blue jeans and a white beanie.  The clerk said he had dark facial hair.  Police said it appeared the man was also wearing a dark colored wig.

Investigators are reviewing surveillance tape.

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