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December 24, 2012

Rewards offered for pharmacy holdup leads

TICONDEROGA — A total of $4,500 in reward money is offered for information that leads to the arrest of the person who robbed the Ticonderoga Rite Aid Pharmacy Store.

RxPatrol is putting up $2,500, and the Rite Aid chain $2,000.

RxPatrol, operated by Purdue Pharma LP, is a collaborative effort among industry, pharmacists and law enforcement to collect, collate, analyze and disseminate information on pharmacy theft.

FLED WITH DRUGS

The Rite Aid was held up at 6:11 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, by a person who walked into the store at 1161 State Route 9N through the front door, approached the pharmacy counter and passed the pharmacist a note demanding controlled substances. 

The note indicated the man was armed with a handgun, but no weapon was seen. The thief fled out the front door after he was given prescription painkillers.

The thief fled out the front door after he was given prescription painkillers.

The suspect is a white male, between 6 feet and 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighing about 180 pounds. He wore a gray hooded sweatshirt, brown Carhartt jacket, faded jeans, black sneakers and a black knit hat with a short brim.

Anyone with information about the robbery or the suspect is asked to call the RxPatrol Crime Stoppers Hotline at 888-4RxTIPS, (888) 479-8477.

OTHER ROBBERIES

Ticonderoga Town Police are investigating the holdup.

Police are also looking into whether the Ticonderoga robbery is connected to the July 10 Walgreen’s robbery in Plattsburgh and a July 2 pharmacy holdup in Burlington, both, authorities believe, by the same person.

Ticonderoga Police Chief Mark Johns said police are aware of similarities among the robberies and are tracking leads in the cases.

Email Lohr McKinstry: lmckinstry@pressrepublican.com

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