Drug Store Thief Hops Counter, Steals Prescription Pills | NECN

Drug Store Thief Hops Counter, Steals Prescription Pills



    NBC 7 News

    A Southern California pharmacy was robbed Thursday when a thief hopped the counter and stole prescription drugs, San Diego Police confirm.

    Officers responded to the CVS on Westview Parkway in Mira Mesa just after 7 p.m. following a robbery of the pharmacy counter involving one or more suspects.

    Police were investigating the incident as grand theft but have not said whether it is connected to a recent string of robberies targeting pharmacies.

    San Diego Crime Stoppers has offered $1,000 reward to information leading to an arrest in a recent robbery at the Walgreens Pharmacy on Navajo Road.

    In that incident, someone walked into the Walgreens just before noon on Jan. 21 and handed a demand note to the pharmacist. 

    The note said the man had a gun and wanted oxycodone. The employee handed the man the pills and the male left the store in an unknown direction.

    Officials believe the man also robbed a San Diego CVS Pharmacy on Eads Avenue in La Jolla on January 13 with a demand note asking for Roxicodone, a generic name for oxycodone.

    Officials are asking anyone with information to call the San Diego Police Department’s Robbery Unit at (619) 531-2299 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.