Sacto 9-1-1
February 11, 2009
Armed robbers who stole OxyContin at east Sacramento pharmacy sought

oxy.jpgFrom Sandy Louey:

Sacramento police are asking for the public's help in identifying two armed robbers who stole hundreds of OxyContin pills.

On Jan. 26, two men entered Knott's Pharmacy at 4819 J St. and robbed the clerk at gunpoint. The two ordered the clerk to give them all the OxyContin pills, police said.

Police said both robbers were white men in their early 20s who were from 5 feet 9 to 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighed between 180 to 200 pounds.

One man, armed with a black handgun, was wearing baggy pants, a black hooded jacket, black gloves, large dark sunglasses and a brown handkerchief covering his mouth.

The second man wore black baggy pants, a black hooded jacket and dark sunglasses, which was removed at one point, revealing blue eyes.

Police said they may have been driving a late 1980s' or early 1990s' black two-door Honda Civic. The car, which was lowered and had front-end damage, was described as looking like a race car.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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