Would-be pharmacy robber leaves empty-handed - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Would-be pharmacy robber leaves empty-handed

HAYDEN, Idaho. - A would-be robber who wanted the powerful prescription medication OxyContin left empty-handed after attempting to rob the Walgreens pharmacy located on the southeast corner of Highway 95 and Honeysuckle Avenue Tuesday night.

Sgt. Boyle with the Kootenai County Sheriff's Department said a white man entered the pharmacy around 5 p.m. Tuesday, took out a pistol and handed an employee a note demanding the drug. 

The pharmacist told the suspect that the new shipment of OxyContin had not arrived yet and the suspect then grabbed the note back from the employee and fled the store.

Deputies responded and used a K-9 in an attempt to track the suspect, but he was never found.

The suspect is described as being approximately 30-years-old, 5'8" and wearing a long ski type coat.

No one was injured during the attempted robbery.

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