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posted: 9/3/2012 10:35 AM

Armed robber steals drugs from Crystal Lake pharmacy

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  • Crystal Lake police are searching for this man who they say held up a pharmacy at gunpoint Sunday night to obtain the narcotic painkiller Oxycodone.

      Crystal Lake police are searching for this man who they say held up a pharmacy at gunpoint Sunday night to obtain the narcotic painkiller Oxycodone.
    Courtesy of Crystal Lake Police Department

 
Daily Herald report

A man armed with a semiautomatic handgun held up a Crystal Lake pharmacy Sunday night to obtain a strong narcotic pain reliever, police said.

The man approached a pharmacist at the CVS Pharmacy, 1305 Randall Road, shortly after 10:30 p.m., displayed a gun and handed over a note demanding Oxycodone, according to a Crystal Lake police news release.

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Witnesses described the suspect as a white male in his late twenties, about 6 feet tall, with a stocky build and red facial hair and a goatee, police said. The man was wearing a ball cap, sunglasses, baggy jeans, a black T-shirt and a dark hooded sweatshirt. It also was reported that he spoke with an accent, police said.

After receiving an undisclosed amount of Oxycodone, the suspect fled the store in was a silver or gray two-door Toyota or Mazda with a rear-deck spoiler, according to police. The vehicle was last seen southbound on Randall Road.

Authorities are asking that anyone who may have information regarding the case, however slight, to please contact the Crystal Lake Police Department at (815) 356-3620. Tips can be texted anonymously to "TIP411" (847411) with the keyword "TIPCLPD" within the text.

Crime Stoppers, (800) 762-7867, pays cash rewards of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and filing of criminal charges against offenders.

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