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

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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.


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