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Pair of bandits targeting pharmacies

June 11, 2009 3:07:39 PM PDT
Police are racing to find two armed robbers before they can strike again. The bandits have hit seven pharmacies for pills and money. The suspects are wanted in connection with pharmacy robberies in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan.

Police say in each incident the suspects enter the locations with their faces covered, armed with a firearm.

One of the suspects then goes behind the counter and removes cash and/or drugs from the back offices. The suspects then flee the locations on foot.

The incidents are as follows:

1- Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at approximately 0955 hours, inside of 1636 Madison Avenue, in the confines of the 23 Precinct, the suspects entered R.O.R. Madison Pharmacy and removed an undetermined amount of drugs from the location.

2- Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at approximately 0911 hours, inside of 216 West 72 Street, in the confines of the 20 Precinct, the suspects entered Joseph Pharmacy but fled before removing any property.

3- Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at approximately 0920 hours, inside of 2126 Knapp Street, in the confines of the 61 Precinct, the suspects entered Just In Time Pharmacy and removed an undetermined amount of drugs from the location.

4- Monday, April 7, 2009 at approximately 1225 hours, inside of 138-28 86 Avenue, in the confines of the 107 Precinct, the suspects entered the Briarwood Pharmacy and removed cash and drugs from the location.

5- Sunday, May 24, 2009 at approximately 0930 hours, inside of 170-05 Linden Blvd, in the confines of the 113 Precinct, the suspects entered CVS Pharmacy but fled before removing any property.

6- Sunday, May 24, 2009 at approximately 1015 hours, inside of 204-19 Hillside Avenue, in the confines of Precinct, the suspects entered Franhill Drugs, Inc. and removed cash from the location.

7- Saturday, May 30, 2009 at approximately 1208 hours, inside of 2126 Knapp Street, in the confines of the 61 Precinct, the suspects entered Just In Time Pharmacy and removed an undetermined amount of drugs from the location. In this incident the suspects fled in a black vehicle.

The suspects are described as black males in their 20s or 30s. They are both approximately 5-foot-11 and weigh around 165 pounds.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the New York City Police Department's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.

Citizens can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers web site at NYPDCrimeStoppers.com or texting their tips to 274637 (crimes) then enter TIP577.


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