Trio robs Phoenix CVS of $100,000 prescription drugs www.privateofficer.com
Phoenix AZ Feb 4 2011 Area police are searching for three men who robbed a drugstore at gunpoint last week and making off with more than $100,000 worth of prescription drugs, authorities said.
The three entered the CVS at 3440 W. Glendale Ave. at around 3 a.m. on Jan. 27 armed with handguns, said Sgt. Trent Crump, a Phoenix police spokesman.
Two of the men tied up employees on the main floor while the third jumped over the pharmacy counter and instructed the pharmacist to open the safe, Crump said.
The robbers left the store after they obtained about 5,200 pills, most of them OxyContin, a painkiller, Crump said.
Reports say that at least one of the men was seen scouting the CVS on the night before the robbery.
Security footage shows the men entering and leaving the scene.
The first suspect is a Black male, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, between 20 and 30 -years old and weighing 175 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, and a maroon and yellow ASU baseball cap.
The other suspects are White males about 6 feet tall, 20 to 30 years old and weighing between 160 and 180 pounds. One is shown wearing a blue plaid, long-sleeve shirt, a green undershirt, a maroon beanie cap and the other is shown wearing a red plaid, long-sleeve shirt, a camouflage hat and blue jeans.
Anyone with information about the robbery is encouraged to contact the Phoenix Police Department.