INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 25, 2015) - Police have responded to 21 pharmacy robberies since the beginning of this year, including one earlier this week. On Monday, police say a man walked into the CVS at 3425 W. 16th Street and demanded prescription drugs. According to Crime Stoppers bulletin, the man handed the clerk a note that stating: "This is a robbery. Narco 10mg in the bag. I have a gun."
He was spotted leaving the scene in a grey Suburban or Yukon.
"They know exactly what kind of drug they are abusing, the know the milligrams and they will tell the pharmacy exactly what they want," said Steve Dubois with Central Indiana Crime Stoppers.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency reported 68 pharmacy robberies in central Indiana last year.
"We’ve definitely seen an increase in the numbers over recent months I think that there’s been an increase in prescription narcotic use," said Lt. Craig McCartt.
Anyone with information about these robberies is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.