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Walgreen's customer held at knife-point during robbery

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a robbery at the Walgreen's located at 2702 N. Argonne Rd around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.  A  customer at the pharmacy was talking to a pharmacist about a prescription when the robbery suspect approached him from behind, put a fixed blade knife to his throat and demanded drugs from the pharmacist.

The suspect did get away with an unknown amount of the powerful pain killer Oxycontin. The customer who had the knife held to his throat was uninjured and said he was thankful for the quick actions of the pharmacists.

The Suspect was last seen running from the pharmacy westbound towards and Albertson Grocery Store.

Witnesses described the suspect as a white male in his mid-20's, between 5'09" and 5'1" tall, heavyset and clean-shaven.  The suspect was wearing dark blue jeans and a black hooded sweatshirt that was zippered up the front.  He also wore a black stocking cap that had a skull emblem on the front, and dark shoes that may have had white edging around the tops. 

This is the second time this week an armed robber has struck a pharmacy in eastern Spokane County and made off with Oxycontin.

On Sunday evening, a man armed with a pistol robbed the Walgreen's pharmacy at 15510 East Sprague.  The suspect demanded and received only Oxycontin. 

No one was injured in that robbery and the suspect was able to elude police.

Anyone with information regarding either Walgreen's robbery is encouraged to call the Spokane County Sheriff's Office at 242-TIPS, or Crime Check at 456-2233.

Crime Stoppers has also offered cash rewards for information that leads to the solution of either of two Walgreen's Pharmacy robberies.

Anyone with information about these armed robberies or any other armed robbery should call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 327-5111, or forward the information via the website www.crimestoppersinlandnorthwest.org.

Tipsters do not have to give their name to collect the cash rewards, but should leave a code name or number with the operator.

Crime Stoppers is a civilian organization that enhances community safety by offering cash rewards for information that solves Inland Northwest crimes, or results in the capture of targeted fugitives.  It is not affiliated with law enforcement.

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