Police Investigate Pharmacy Robbery

Police are looking for a criminal who chose a local pharmacy as his target for a robbery, saying he only wanted one thing: powerful pain-killers.

It happened Friday afternoon at the Northside Pharmacy on East New Circle Road.

It appeared the man police are now looking for had only one thing on his mind.

"He requested Oxycodin and got away with an undetermined amount," said Lt. Fred Lisanby of the Lexington Police.

Luckily for the people inside the pharmacy, the man didn't use his knife before leaving the store.

Police say the robber is five foot seven inches, about 170 pounds with long shaggy brown hair.

Police worked into the afternoon, dusting for fingerprints and trying to get good pictures of the robber from a surveilence camera.

They are also looking into the possibility that the suspect is the same person who nearly ran over a police officer Friday morning.

Police say a man, driving a maroon Toyota, took off from police near the intersection of Broadway and Seventh Street.

The getaway car in the pharmacy robbery matched the description of that car.

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  • by fnord Location: Lexington on Sep 13, 2008 at 01:54 PM
    Exactly...that's why I'm asking why his race wasn't mentioned. If they're giving a description of the guy, it seems like knowing his race would certainly be helpful in locating him. And yes....the drug is known to be popular with white rednecks and is even jokingly called "hillbillie crack." As far as the spelling (a low blow), I simply repeated the spelling as used in the article -- was thinking that, possibly, there was a new form of it for which I was unaware. A quick check proved otherwise.
  • by to Fnord on Sep 13, 2008 at 06:46 AM
    First of all, it's Oxycontin, or oxycodone, and secondly, it is by no means a "hillbilly drug". Addiction to painkillers affects all walks of life. Also, since when can you target New Circle Road as a "black neighborhood", when thousands of people pass by that pharmacy everyday? It could have been anyone.
  • by fnord Location: Lexington on Sep 12, 2008 at 09:08 PM
    Is it racist to report if he's black or white or arab or hispanic or what? Oxycodin is usually a white hillbilly drug, but he was in a black neighborhood....so tough to profile criminals without details!


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