Painkiller Epidemic Update: Central Florida Marks 50th Pharmacy Robbery This Year

Suspect Bares Face During Orlando CVS Robbery

Suspect Caught on Surveillance Video During Orlando Pharmacy Robbery

Early this week a robber, armed with a semi-automatic handgun, walked through the front doors of a 24-hour CVS store in Orlando demanding OxyContin. According to police, the man got away with a large amount of the controlled drug.

Author’s Note: Pharmacies that stay open 24 hours a day are at a much higher risk of being robbed. Nearly 50 percent of all pharmacy crimes happen between midnight and 4:00am.

For Central Florida, this latest armed narco-robbery marks the 50th pharmacy robbery this year. Even for those of us monitoring the spread of the Painkiller Epidemic, 50 robberies in less than one year, in one little part of the country, is a sobering statistic.

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Image courtesy WFTV.

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One Response to “Painkiller Epidemic Update: Central Florida Marks 50th Pharmacy Robbery This Year”

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