$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 .
philadelphia, robbery, caught on camera, local/state
- Building under demolition collapses in Old City 1 min ago
- Windy and cold today 51 min ago
- Get the 6abc StormTracker app
- WATCH: Action News Online
- 3rd suspect ID'd in Exton jewelry store theft 46 min ago
- Saints will trade Sproles to Eagles; Birds sign Carroll
- Driver fleeing police kills 2 at SXSW festival
- Malaysia: No debris in area shown on China images 57 min ago
- 2 weeks after waking up in body bag, Miss. man dies 22 min ago
- 7th body recovered after NYC explosion
- High winds cause damage across the region
- Photos: Pictures from Thursday's wind damage
- Christie talks taxes at town hall meeting 53 min ago
- Video: Man punches boy, 8, steals his iPad