Robber gets pharmicist to stay late, but scam fails

July 18, 2012

A man attempted to rob a Wauwatosa pharmacy of prescription painkillers Sunday afternoon.

According to a Wauwatosa Police Department report:

A man perused magazines, then asked for a pharmacist for an allergy medicine recommendation at Swan Serve U Pharmacy, 9130 North Ave. He said he left his money at his home nearby and asked if the pharmacist would stay at the store for a few minutes beyond the 3 p.m. closing time so he could return with the money.

When the customer returned at 3:15 p.m., he handed the pharmacist a note claiming he had a gun and demanding oxycodone.

The pharmacist didn't see a weapon so he yelled at the man to get out. The robber took a magazine and allergy medicine and took off.

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