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Thief makes off with $100K worth of pills from Uniontown pharmacy



UNIONTOWN, Pa. - Police in Uniontown are investigating a bizarre robbery at a pharmacy early Friday morning.

Authorities said a man called Walgreens just after 1 a.m. and said he was in the store with a gun. The man demanded the employee put 4,100 pills into a bag and put the bag through the drive-through window.

The employee complied with the man's demands and put the pills, valued at nearly $100,000, through the window. Officials said someone took the pills and ran off on foot.

Investigators said they don't believe the man was in the store at the time of the call, but they aren't positive because the employee was lifting a box and had his or her back turned.

Police are not sure if the caller and the person who ran off with the pills are the same person.

"Our concern is with this type of painkiller being on the street, the results could be devastating if they were abused by the individuals taking them," said detective Butch Gmitter.

Police in Moon Township said they're also investigating a similar robbery at a Walgreens around 10 p.m. Thursday night.

Detectives have not said if the two robberies are connected.