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At about 2:30pm today an employee of the Walgreens Drug store located at 301 Cornelia St, Plattsburgh, NY called police to report the pharmacy being robbed.
There were 7 store employees and a handful of patrons in the store when the robber came in. The robber, a white man in his late 20’s, early 30’s approximately 6’00, thin build, goatee wearing a light colored hoodie and black hat walked up to the pharmacy counter, presented a note demanding drugs and threatening a knife although a knife was not displayed.
The employee complied and the robber left the store with a significant quantity of oxycodone having an estimated street value of $30,000. Oxycodone is a highly addictive synthetic opioid prescribed to relieve moderate to severe pain.
The robber fled out the front door and was last seen headed in a westerly direction on foot. There were no injuries.
City police along with NYS Police, Clinton County Sherriff Deputies, University Police, US Border Patrol and Homeland Security conducted a ground search assisted by a police K9 and helicopters.
A still photo form the Walgreen’s security camera is attached and video will be release when it becomes available.
The robber is considered armed and dangerous and anyone with information is requested to contact Plattsburgh City police at (518) 563-3411.