$50K reward in string of pharmacy robberies in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA - October 25, 2012 (WPVI) -- A $50,000 reward is being offered for a pharmacy bandit who has struck 13 times since January.
Rite Aid Pharmacy is offering $40,000.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) is offering a $10,000 reward.
The ATF says in all cases the thief stole prescription pills and money. All but two of the robberies took place in Philadelphia. Most occurred at Rite Aid or CVS stores.
In four cases, the bandit was caught on camera.
He is described as a white male, approximately 5'8"- 6' in height, average build.
The ATF has released a list of the specific stores targeted:
1. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, approximately 7:10 p.m.: Stanwood Pharmacy, 8035 Bustleton Ave, Philadelphia.
2. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, approximately 10:00 p.m.: Rite Aid, 1441 Old York Rd, Abington, Pa.
3. Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, approximately 6:00 a.m.: Rite Aid, 12311 Academy Rd., Philadelphia.
4. Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, approximately 9:45 p.m.: Rite Aid, 327 N. Chester Pike, Glenolden, Pa.
5. Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, approximately 9:40 p.m.: CVS, 7350 Oxford Ave, Philadelphia.
6. Wednesday, Jul. 4, 2012, approximately 4:00 p.m.: Rite Aid, 7941 Oxford Ave, Philadelphia.
7. Saturday, Jun. 23, 2012, approximately 10:10 a.m.: Rite Aid, 8445 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia.
8. Monday, Jun. 11, 2012, approximately 5:20 a.m.: Rite Aid, 6363 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia.
9. Monday, May 21, 2012, approximately 2:30 a.m.: Rite Aid, 2503 Welsh Rd, Philadelphia.
10. Monday, May, 14, 2012, approximately 4:15 a.m.: Rite Aid, 2503 Welsh Rd, Philadelphia.
11. Sunday, Feb.26, 2012, approximately 11:20 a.m.: CVS, 8525 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia.
12. Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, approximately 7:00 p.m.: Circle Pharmacy, 2852 Holme Ave, Philadelphia.
13. Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, approximately 9:00a.m.: CVS, 7350 Oxford Ave, Philadelphia.
If you recognize the man in any of the surveillance pictures or have information about any of the robberies, you are asked to call the ATF Hotline at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (1-800-283-4867) or email your information to ATFTips@atf.gov .
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