UPDATE: Madison Police Investigate Pair of Pharmacy Robberies

UPDATED Monday, April 15, 2013 --- 12:21 p.m.

Incident Report from the Madison Police Department:

Incident Type: Robbery

Incident Date: 04/15/2013 - 9:55 AM

Address: 4518 Cottage Rd. (Walgreens)

Suspect(s): Male, white, 30-35 years old, 5'8", heavy build, facial stubble, wearing blue jeans, black shoes, black stocking cap, and a gray jacket with black and orange trim.

Details: There was another pharmacy robbery this morning, and detectives are looking into similarities between this crime and another that occurred over the weekend.

In the most recent case, a man entered Walgreens, 4518 Cottage Grove Rd., and showed a note demanding Fetanyl and Alprazolam.

Similar demands were made of another clerk during a Saturday robbery at Walgreens, 3710 E. Washington Ave. This is the incident referenced above.

According to online medical sources:

Fentanyl is an extremely potent opiod, approximately 50-100 times as potent as morphine, and is active in the sub-100 microgram range. It is prescribed for the treatment of acute and chronic pain, usually in patients who no longer respond to high doses of less potent opiods such as morphine or oxycodone. Drug users with no opiate tolerance should avoid using this most powerful of opioids.

Alprazolam is used to treat anxiety disorders, panic disorders, and anxiety caused by depression.
Alprazolam may be habit forming and should be used only by the person for whom it was prescribed. Never share alprazolam with another person, especially someone with a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a place where others cannot get to it.

Anyone with information on either case is asked to contact Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 266-6014. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.


Posted Monday, April 15, 2013 --- 11:46 a.m.

Incident Report from the Madison Police Department:

Incident Type: Robbery

Incident Date: 04/13/2013 - 5:40 AM

Address: 3710 E. Washington Ave. (Walgreens)

Suspect(s): Male, white, 5'8", heavy build, 190 to 200 pounds, wearing a dark waist-length jacket, blue jeans, and a baseball style cap.

Details: A robber got away with OxyContin and other pharmaceuticals early Saturday morning after demanding drugs from a Walgreens' pharmacist. No weapon was seen. A police dog tracked from the crime scene, 3710 E. Washington Ave., to a parking lot at the corner of Anderson St. and N. Stoughton Rd. It's believed the criminal got into a getaway car at that location.

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