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Police arrest two suspected pharmacy robbers

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Suspect at counter in September 5 Rite-Aid pharmacy robbery Suspect at counter in September 5 Rite-Aid pharmacy robbery
The suspect takes a bottle of prescription drugs from the pharmacist in the August 24 ShopKo pharmacy robbery The suspect takes a bottle of prescription drugs from the pharmacist in the August 24 ShopKo pharmacy robbery
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Aaron Weyreauch, 27 and Dustin Rockstrom, 26, were arrested Tuesday night near 29th and Grand.

Police say the pair stole the drugs intending to sell them.

The most recent pharmacy robbery occurred in at the Rite-Aid in the 4500 block of S. Regal on September 5.

Around 5:40 p.m. the suspect walked into the Rite-Aid and handed the pharmacist a note demanding prescription drugs. He was able to get away with an unknown amount.

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