‘You don’t want what I have:’ Thieves brandish needles as they steal from local pharmacies

Police are searching for robbery suspects targeting pharmacies in the Chicago area and threatening with needles.

These incidents happened earlier this week--the first on Monday morning at the CVSs store in Niles at 9640 Milwaukee Ave.

Police say the man and woman stole about $600 worth of over the counter medication from store shelves and put them in bags they brought with them.  Then, on  the way out, investigators say a CVS employee tried to stop them, but the man allegedly pulled a hypodermic needle out of his pants pocket, pointed it at the employee and said, “You don't want what I have.”

A similar incident happened the following day, on Tuesday just before 6 a.m. at the CVS store at 1299 East Ogden in Naperville.

In the Niles incident, the couple was seen leaving in a light colored sedan.

The suspects are described as an Asian man, about 50-years-old, 5’5 – 5’9, 155-175 pounds with dark hair. In Niles, he was wearing a dark maroon colored jacket and dark pants. The woman was described as about the same height, 135-145 pounds. She was wearing a baseball-style cap, a zip up hooded sweatshirt and tan colored pants.

If you have any information on these crimes call Niles or Naperville police.