Nearby: Reward in Sayville Pharmacy Robbery Attempt

$5,000 reward for helping find man who tried to rob Walgreens for drugs.

Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $5,000 reward for help in nabbing a man who tried to rob the Walgreens Pharmacy on North Main Street in Sayville late in February.

According to Suffolk Police, a white male in his late 30s to early 40s entered the store about 2:45 p.m. on February 21 and handed a note to a pharmacist demanding controlled substances. 

The suspect fled out the front door empty handed after a pharmacist did not comply with his demands.

Anyone with information about this attempted robbery or the suspect is asked to call the Crime Stoppers of Suffolk County Hotline at (800) 220-TIPS (8477).  

“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 Vice Chairman, Loring Miller.

Half of the $5,000 reward is donated by pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma L.P., which operates RxPATROL, a collaborative effort between industry, pharmacists and law enforcement to collect, collate, analyze and disseminate information on pharmacy theft.

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Rose March 29, 2013 at 04:16 PM
How can it be that Newsday still refuses to identify suspects by skin color. In Newsday the above would be "male, late 30' or 40's". Even less to go on. Prayer to Mary, never known to fail. Mary, please have someone rob the spouse of the P.C. editor of Newsday. Have the suspect steal something really valuable, and then lets see how long the P.C. goes. (no need to harm anyone.)
Stinkerbelle March 29, 2013 at 05:53 PM
Rose What a warm and wonderful thought for this Easter weekend
Rose March 30, 2013 at 03:34 PM
It was timed for Good Friday. Try to focus on the message, honey, not the messenger. Easter is sacred. It's when God rose up from the tomb & saw his shadow. That meant 6 more weeks of winter.
Eduard Tomaso Principe del Sangue July 28, 2013 at 10:28 AM
My hat's off to George Katsimanis [the Pharmacist of the Sayville Walgreen's] for handling the situation the way he did. He did the right thing by not giving that slimeball any drugs. George is a great Pharmacist, and always a pleasure to speak to. People need to start writing to Walgreen's Upper Management and DEMAND that they put up bulletproof glass in all of their pharmacies! Pharmacy staff should have the same protection the banks do; they should even throw in a silent alarm button connected directly to the Police Department while they're at it.


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