Alert pharmacists foil attempted robbery
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A 17-year-old clerk at DeForest Hometown Pharmacy is being credited with helping to nab a man wanted in a string of more than 20 oxycodone robberies from Nebraska to Illinois.
The Wisconsin State Journal reports Friday that when someone came into the pharmacy matching the suspect's description Tuesday, the teenage clerk and a 24-year-old co-worker sprang into action.
While one worker dialed 911, the other alerted workers at an adjacent store and locked a door the man could use as a getaway.
The man asked to pick up a prescription that wasn't there, and as he left he was arrested without incident.
He is suspected of stealing more than $87,000 worth of prescription painkillers from pharmacies. He has not been formally charged.
Information from: Wisconsin State Journal, http://www.madison.com/wsj