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'Give Me the Oxycodone and No One Gets Hurt' Would-Be Robber Tells Pharmacy

By Katie Honan | March 20, 2017 4:37pm
 The suspect handed a note over inside CVS Pharmacy on Northern Boulevard.
The suspect handed a note over inside CVS Pharmacy on Northern Boulevard.
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JACKSON HEIGHTS — A man entered a pharmacy on Northern Boulevard and passed a note demanding Oxycodone before fleeing without any pills, police said.

The suspect entered CVS Pharmacy at 72-09 Northern Blvd. at 7:20 p.m. on March 16 and handed a note over the counter that said "give me the Oxycodone and no one gets hurt," according to the NYPD.

The employee refused and the suspect fled without taking anything. No one was injured in robbery attempt. 

The suspect is approximately 30 years old and 5-foot-11 and was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black sweatpants, a black skull cap and gray sneakers, according to police.

Opioid addiction has become an epidemic across the city, with more than 1,040 people dying of an opioid overdose in 2016, officials said. The percentage includes both prescription pills like Oxycodone as well as heroin, which becomes a cheaper alternative. 

Last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a new initiative across the city to address addiction and overdoses. 

If you have information about this robbery attempt, please call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish.