This week’s “Crime of the Week” focuses on a Robbery which took place in Prairie Township.
On Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at approximately 9:26am, Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a robbery at the Buckeye Pharmacy located at 27 Norton Road in Prairie Township, Ohio. Two males entered the pharmacy, with one brandishing a firearm. The suspects bound two pharmacy employees and a customer with zip ties and forced them into a back room. The suspects then forced one of the employees to open the pharmacy safe. Once opened, the suspects stole several thousand dollars of narcotic medications before fleeing the scene on foot. Both suspects are described as male blacks, dark complexions, and in their mid-20s. Suspect #1: 5’10”–6’00”, 140-160lbs. mustache and goatee, slim build, wearing a black hoodie with “United Parcel Service 1907” in the middle, blue jeans, and a “camo” ball cap with orange trim on the bill. Suspect #2: 5’8”–5’10”, 180-200lbs., muscular build, short goatee/beard, wearing a white hoodie, white pants, and appeared to be wearing blue latex gloves. Surveillance photos of the suspects can be viewed below.
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