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Suspect in string of Rite Aid robberies arrested

Surveillance photo from previous Rite Aid robbery Surveillance photo from previous Rite Aid robbery

SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police have arrested a man they believe is responsible for a string of Oxycontin robberies at Spokane area Rite Aid stores. Police arrested the man after he attempted to rob the Rite Aid located in the 4500 block of Regal St. on the South Hill.

Police say 23 year-old Edward A. Saner of Browne's Addition gave the pharmacist a note demanding Oxycontin and claimed he was armed with a knife. The pharmacist gave Saner a bottle containing about 100 pills of Oxycontin.

When Saner left the store undercover officers apprehended him. Spokane police say that they have been staking out Rite Aid stores around the area since yesterday in a undercover sting operation aimed at catching a man who has robbed 6 other Rite Aid stores around Spokane in the last few weeks. Police tell us that Saner's description and M.O. match that of the suspect in the other robberies.

The case is being investigated by the  the Spokane Police Department Major Crimes Unit. 

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