Reward offered in Monessen pharmacy robbery
A $2,500 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the suspect believed to be responsible for a robbery at Union Prescription Center in Monessen.
The cash reward is donated by pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma L.P., which operates RxPATROL, a collaborative effort between industry, pharmacists and law enforcement to collect, collate, analyze and disseminate in-formation on pharmacy theft.
“It's important for people to know that all information that we get is kept completely confidential,´ said Crime Stoppers President Gene Ferrara. “Callers never have to give their names or appear in court. The Crime Stoppers tip line does not use any tape recording or caller ID devices.”
Anyone with information about this robbery or the suspect described below is asked to call the Crime Stoppers Hotline at (888) 4RxTIPS or (888-479-8477).
The suspect was described as a white male in his twenties, approximately 5-foot 8-inches to 5-foot 10-inches with dark hair. He wore a dark ski mask and a grey hooded sweatshirt.
The suspect was seen standing outside the front door before he entered the pharmacy, located at 401 Donner Ave., at 12:35 p.m. April 13, wearing a dark ski mask.
The suspect pulled a semi-automatic pistol from his waistband and demanded controlled substances.
He fled out the front door after being given an undetermined amount of medication.
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