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Valparaiso Walgreen's robbed of Oxycontin at gunpoint

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Valparaiso Police are asking for the public’s help in its investigation of the armed robbery of the Walgreen’s pharmacy at 1903 Calumet Ave. on Saturday night.

According to police, at 9:33 p.m. a male subject entered the store, walked to the pharmacy counter, and then jumped over it, displaying a black handgun and demanding Oxycontin from the employees.

After being given a quantity of the painkiller, the man fled the store on foot in a southwest direction, police said.

A track by a K-9 unit proved unsuccessful.

Witnesses described the suspect as a white male in his mid-twenties to early thirties, 5’ 9” to 5’ 10” in height, with a medium build and blue eyes and wearing a dark colored jacket over a hooded sweat shirt. The suspect’s face was wrapped in a multi-colored scarf and he was wearing dark rimmed eye glasses.

Anybody with information regarding the robbery is asked to call the Valparaiso Police Department at 462-2135 or text a tip to TIP411 (847-411). Enter the key world “Valpo” as the first word in your message field prior to sending the tip.


Police 3/20/2017






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