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Thief snags drugs from Cary pharmacy

Posted October 22, 2010

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— Police were searching Friday for a man who stole a "significant amount" of drugs from a Cary pharmacy.

The CVS at 5859 Tryon Road was robbed Wednesday afternoon, police said. No weapons were used in the incident, and no injuries were reported.

The man didn't take any money, only a number of doses of oxycodone, a pain-killer often used as a recreational drug.

The thief is described as a white male between 18 and 25 years old, 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10 and 160 to 165 pounds, with sandy-colored hair. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, a dark shirt and dark pants.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to cal Cary Crime Stoppers at 919-226-CRIM(E).


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  • avidreader Oct 22, 2010

    If he didn't have a weapon why did they give him the drugs?

  • Vietnam Vet Oct 22, 2010

    hedgy_one...the why doesn't matter. And what he stole doesn't matter either. Simple fact is he committed a crime and needs to face the consequences.

  • johnstonredneck Oct 22, 2010

    Whatever the reason he took the drugs, stealing is stealing!

    By not paying for the pharmaceuticals, he broke the law.

    But, he has nothing to worry about, there are thousands of illegals out ther doing worse than this and theta get away because we don't want to offend them by profiling.

  • hedgy_one Oct 22, 2010

    I'm not excusing the robbery, but people shouldn't assume he is a druggie or getting ready for a drug party or something.... He could be someone in chronic pain who doesn't have the money to purchase a pain killer. He must be in a lot of pain to risk a robbery where such a "clear" picture was taken.... Let's not judge the boy until we know more facts.... I'm just sayin'...

  • HappyGirl08 Oct 22, 2010

    Oh well, in this case, just like in the bank robberies, I think you just have to give it to them b/c the "what ifs" are too major.

  • Go Figure Oct 22, 2010

    we all can figure that a college education is not in HIS plans...

  • ncguy Oct 22, 2010

    some kid jonesing for a dose is all.

  • Go Figure Oct 22, 2010

    John283594, do you know from personal experience?

  • Go Figure Oct 22, 2010

    There are some stupid, desparate criminals out there. Bet the criminal didn't even mask his fingerprints!

  • LuvLivingInCary Oct 22, 2010

    oh well, the oxcycodone will be plentiful in raleigh and durham tonight.