Robber demanded prescription painkillers, cops said
(Long Island, NY) An unidentified man staged an armed robbery at a Hicksville-based pharmacy Monday morning, making off with an unknown amount of pain pills, according to the Nassau County Police Department.
The suspect, wearing a mask, wielding a pistol, and carrying a plastic bin, entered Harry’s Pharmacy at 333 South Broadway in Hicksville at approximately 9:50 a.m. and demanded Oxycodone, a prescription painkiller, from the clerk behind the counter, police said.
The suspect then came behind the counter and, ignoring the cash register, proceeded to head to the area where the Oxycodone was kept, forced the clerk to open the pharmacy cabinet, and stole approximately 15 bottles, which he put into his container.
According to police, the suspect then exited the store, running northbound on Broadway toward Roosevelt Street.
Police said they suspect the robbery was conducted by a possible customer of the store, as they appeared to be familiar with its layout and the location of the drugs behind the counter.
The suspect was described as a white male with a medium build and aged approximately between 25 to 30 years-old. He was said to be wearing a yellow jacket, baseball cap, white surgical mask and gloves, cops said.
Nassau County Police detectives ask anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.
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