Crimestoppers: LPD Looking for Prescription Drug Thief

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LINCOLN, Neb.-- Lincoln police are looking for an armed robber they say is responsible for stealing tens of thousands of dollars in prescription drugs from several Omaha and Lincoln pharmacies.

On May 24, at 1:00 a.m., the man entered a CVS Pharmacy at 14th and Superior St. and headed straight for the pharmacy.

"At this point," Ofc. Shane Winterbauer, of the Lincoln Police Dept., said, "the pharmacist attempted to help him.

"The suspect showed that he had a black hand gun in his waist band, and then pulled out of the waist band and pointed it at the pharmacist."

The criminal demanded specific milligrams and quantities of Oxycontin and yellow opana, taking $6,712 dollars worth of drugs.

"These are narcotic prescription pills," Winterbauer said, "and they tend to be one of the more abused drugs as of late."

Officers believe the same man hit four other CVS pharmacies in La Vista, Bellevue, Omaha and Ralston, taking tens of thousands of dollars worth of drugs total.

Police aren't sure at this time whether the robber has a high addiction to these pills or is looking to sell them.

Winterbauer also said these pills have been one of the most abused drugs in the last decade.

If you have any information, you're asked to call Crimestoppers at 402-475-3600.

All tips are anonymous.