Up to $5,000 Reward Offered for Information Leading to Arrest of Robbery Suspect(s)

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A substantial reward has been offered for assistance in the arrest of a drug store robber.

East Islip, NY - February 26, 2014 - The Suffolk County Police Department and Crime Stoppers are offering a cash reward of up to $5,000 of which $2,500 is donated by RxPATROL® for information leading to the arrest of the suspect(s) believed to be responsible for a pharmacy robbery that occurred at Country Village Pharmacy located at 242 East Main St., in East Islip.
 
The cash reward is donated by RxPATROL®, a collaborative effort between industry, pharmacists and law enforcement to collect, collate, analyze and disseminate information on pharmacy theft. Further information is available to authorized personnel at www.RxPATROL.org.
 
“It’s important for people to know that all information that we get is kept completely confidential. Callers never have to give their names or appear in court.  The Crime Stoppers tip line does not use any tape recording or caller ID devices,” said Crime Stoppers Executive Vice President/Rewards Chairman Loring Miller.
 
Anyone with information about this robbery or the suspect described below is asked to call the Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-220-TIPS.
 
Robbery Details for Public Announcement:
 
Suffolk County Police Department and Crime Stoppers are investigating an armed robbery that occurred on February 18, 2014 at approximately 3:55 p.m. at Country Village Pharmacy located at 242 East Main St., in East Islip.  Crime Stoppers and law enforcement officials are asking for the public’s assistance by offering a reward of up to $5,000 for any information that will help solve this crime. The reward is donated by RxPATROL.
  • Date/Time: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at approximately 3:55 p.m.
  • Location:  Country Village Pharmacy, 242 East Main St., East Islip
  • Description of Events: A man armed with a gun entered Country Village Pharmacy, located at 242 East Main St., and announced a robbery and demanded prescription medication at approximately 3:55 p.m. The employees complied and the man fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of medication. The employees were not injured.
  • Suspect Description:  The suspect was described as white, approximately 25 to 30 years old, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a thin mustache. He was wearing sunglasses, a dark-hooded sweatshirt and a red bandana around the lower part of his face.
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