Liberty Lake Police searching for robbery suspect - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Liberty Lake Police searching for robbery suspect

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. - The Liberty Lake Police Department is asking for help locating a robbery suspect from a robbery that occurred at the a Walgreens in Liberty Lake on December 5.

Police say the suspect displayed a black large frame semi-automatic handgun and demanded all of the prescription drug Oxycontin from the Walgreens' Pharmacy. Several bottles of pills were put into a plastic bag and the suspect left on foot.

Police describe the suspect as a white male in his 20s, between 5'9" and 5'11" and heavyset. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black baseball cap with a white logo and blue, baggy pants.

Oxycontin is a prescription painkiller used for moderate to high pain relief. Oxycontin contains oxycodone, the medication's active ingredient. Oxycodone products have been illicitly abused for the past 30 years and the drug has been a target of many pharmacy robberies across the Inland Northwest.

Anyone with information is asked to call 509-755-1142 or 509-625-4219.

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