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Armed man steals 30 OxyContin bottles from Agawam Walgreens

April 23, 2015

AGAWAM, Mass. (AP) — Police are investigating an armed robbery at a western Massachusetts drugstore.

Agawam police say a man armed with a handgun jumped the pharmacy counter at a Walgreens store at about 7 p.m. Wednesday, forced a worker to open a safe, and stole about 30 bottles of OxyContin, a narcotic pain reliever.

Employees say the suspect was a white or Hispanic male wearing a ski mask and hooded sweatshirt. Police are reviewing surveillance footage to try to identify the suspect, who may have fled in a red SUV.

No one was injured.

Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect.

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