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Man robs Walgreens pharmacy


MADISON (WKOW) -- Shortly after 9:00 Tuesday night, the Walgreens pharmacy on Cottage Grove Road received an unusual call. 

The man on the phone stated he had a gun and told the 60-year-old pharmacist he could see him.  The suspect instructed the pharmacist to put Oxycontin in a bag and place the bag in the drive-thru drop box. 

The victim stated, based on what he was being told, the person was really watching him.  He followed instructions and watched as a slender man in a dark sweater ran across the parking lot.  The white male suspect stood about 5'8" to 5'10", 140-160 pounds was also wearing a baseball cap.

The suspect grabbed the prescription opiates and took off.  A police dog was able to track the man north to Martha Lane, but the scent abruptly ended.

If you have any information regarding this incident, you are urged to call Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014.


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