Pharmacy robberies in Upstate New York

1/8/2015, Olean Police Make Arrest In Pharmacy Robbery

St. Olean, N.Y.  Witnesses stated that a white male possibly 18 to 28 years of age walked in the store and handed the clerk a note demanding Suboxin. There was no weapon displayed and no one was injured…

12/18/2014, Pennellville man arrested for Phoenix pharmacy robbery

PHOENIX, NY — 22-year-old Cody Michael Hall is accused of robbing Medicine Place in the Village of Phoenix on December 9th. Police say at the time Hall was wearing a mask and carrying a black handgun. He entered the pharmacy just before 5pm and stole narcotics…

8/22/2014, Upstate Robbery

On August 22, 2014, an unknown suspect broke into the Willsboro Pharmacy, 3932 State Route 22 in Willsboro, and stole an undetermined amount of inventory.  At approximately 4:25 a.m., the white male suspect threw a brick through a front window, entered the pharmacy, and filled a white garbage bag with merchandise…

8/26/2013, Ballston Spa man, US Navy trainee, charged in weekend CVS holdup

6/27/2013, Man arrested in Saratoga Springs CVS robbery

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Saratoga Springs Police have arrested a man accused of robbing the CVS Pharmacy of over 4,000 Hydrocodone pills earlier this week.

1/2/2012, Investigation Continues Into Deadly Seaford Pharmacy Robbery

SEAFORD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Investigators are still trying to determine who shot and killed an off-duty federal law enforcement agent during a pharmacy robbery on Long Island on New Year’s Eve… But while Capano was inside the pharmacy, investigators say a man identified as 43-year-old James McGoey, of Hampton Bays, announced a holdup while brandishing a pellet gun and demanded the prescription painkiller oxycontin and some cash… It is still unclear whether the robbery suspect shot 51-year-old John Capano or whether the veteran ATF agent was struck by a bullet fired by another off-duty officer who responded to the scene.

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8/2011, Politicians get tough in wake of fatal pharmacy thefts

However, it’s unclear whether the threat of longer prison times can turn the tide of robberies. Pharmacy theft increased 81% between 2006 and 2010, according to the US Drug Enforcement Administration, with 1.3 million pills stolen last year, primarily opioid painkillers such as oxycodone and hydromorphone…

6/23/2011, David Laffer charged with murder in NY pharmacy shooting

(CBS/WCBS/AP) MEDFORD, N.Y. – New York man David Laffer and his wife Melinda Brady have been arrested in connection with Sunday’s execution-style murders at a Long Island pharmacy that shocked the New York City metropolitan area and left four people dead.

6/19/2011, 4 Killed In Medford Pharmacy Shooting

The suspect, who stole prescription drugs from the store, is described as a white man with a thin build…

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