September 24, 2009

Police looking for man who robbed the South Broadway Safeway's pharmacy of drugs

Police are looking for a man in a baseball cap, who robbed the pharmacy at Safeway Wednesday afternoon of five bottles of prescription medication, specifically Oxycodone and Norco.

Here are the details from Lt. Shelley James:

On September 23, 2009 at approximately 3:05 p.m., the suspect entered the grocery store at 600 S. Broadway. The suspect approached the pharmacy manager and produced a handwritten note demanding all of the Oxycodone and Norco prescription medication they had. The suspect made off with 5 bottles of medication. No weapon was used or seen during the robbery.

The suspect left the store on foot in an unknown direction. Officers responded to the scene and searched the surrounding area with negative results.

The suspect was described as a white male adult early 20s, 5 feet 10 inches, medium build, clean shaven, dark hair covered by a dark colored baseball cap, and wearing a dark polo shirt with a white stripe and light colored shorts.

Anyone with information on this robbery should call the Walnut Creek Police Department at (925) 943-5844.

Oxycodone is an an opioid analgesic medication. The best known drug containing oxycodone, OxyContin (Rush Limbaugh's drug of choice?). It is "notable for its sales; for controversies concerning its patent status and marketing; and for its potentials for hazardous use, harmful use, and dependence. Norco consists of acetaminophen and hydrocodone, also an opioid, which is commonly sold under the name Vicodin.


Masterlock said...

Hillbilly Heroin!

Anonymous said...

That sounds way too easy. Do pharmacy need silent alarms like banks?

MickeyMartin said...

We should shut these dangerous facilities down. They are a nuisance and a danger to the community. We cannot stand to have these drug pushers in our community. It is unacceptable. All they do is create crime and help no one. These so-called medicines end up in the hands of dangerous criminals. I am sure this guy is at Northgate slinging these pills in the parking lot right now. It is an outrage.

Oh, wait a minute. That is not my argument. I think that even though desperate abusers are prone to attempt criminal activities to get their hands on these drugs, that there are many patients who depend on pharmacy services, so they are a good thing. That is more realistic.

Anonymous said...

Hope the pharmacy provided motrin in those bottles!

Anonymous said...

Soccer Mom Your liberal slant is so obvious Rush Limbaugh's drug of choice?)- Puhleeze
Your liberal incoherent rants are obviously what is wrong with this country and especially California..
A famous man once said YES WE Can-- Then he did it --- Now look at us

Now this is not coming from a crazy right winger … As I do not agree with what the last administration either… Just a Human Being…. That analyzes the facts from the human perspective and not the political one

Take the time to look @ everything from a non political perspective and it’s scary from both parties.

Everyone check your shoes because we just stepped in a big pile of it…

Poo Smells – Especially when you step in it and you are not wearing shoes

Anonymous said...

Anon 5:31,

You are one that is incoherent. I just sniffed them and my shoes smell just fine. Take care of your own.

In the future, might you "puhleeze" use some specific examples to back up your rambling generalizations?