Oxycontin Thief Might Have Struck in Multiple Towns: Police

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    Meriden and South Windsor Police
    The man who robbed a Meriden Walgreens is at left. The man who robbed a CVS in South Windsor is at right.

    A man with a gun stole Oxycontin from a Walgreens in Meriden on Thursday afternoon and authorities think he is the same man who stole prescription pills from a CVS in South Windsor on Sept. 25.

    Police responded to the Walgreens, at 825 E. Main St. at 3:02 p.m. and employees, told police a man walked into the store, demanded Oxycontin and lifted his shirt at the pharmacy, revealing a gun in his waistband, police said.

    He received Oxycontin and fled the store on foot

    The man is about 6-feet tall, has a medium build and gray hair, police said.

    He was wearing a blue baseball hat with a white insignia on the front, a dark colored, possibly blue, long-sleeve shirt and blue jeans in the Walgreens robbery.  There were no reported injuries.

    The South Windsor CVS was robbed on Wednesday, Sept. 25. In that case, the man entered the CVS on Buckland Road around 7:45 p.m., went to the pharmacy, showed and a gun and fled with a bottle of painkillers, according to police.

    South Windsor police said she had what sounded like a Massachusetts accent. 

    Anyone who can help to identify the man is asked to call the Meriden Police Dept at 203-630-6201 or Detective Eisner at 203-630-6260, or the Meriden police department at 203-630-6345.

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