Long Island Pharmacy Robbed of Oxycontin

Monday, Aug 15, 2011  |  Updated 3:25 PM EDT
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Long Island Pharmacy Robbed of Oxycontin

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Police say a robber who displayed two weapons — at least one of them fake — forced a Long Island pharmacy worker to open a safe containing Oxycontin.

Suffolk County police say the man got away with about 150 prescription painkiller pills during Monday's robbery at the CVS in Sayville.

Police say the pharmacy worker was hit in the foot with a soft projectile from "an imitation air gun." It wasn't known whether the second weapon was real.

In June, four people were shot and killed about 10 miles away at a pharmacy in Medford, N.Y., during a Father's Day robbery for prescription painkillers. The suspect in that holdup is charged with first-degree murder and his wife is charged with robbery.

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