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Oxy-creep

A gunman tried to the CVS pharmacy on Smith Street on Oct. 10, and was busted for the crime two days later for the crime of riding a bicycle on the sidewalk.

Cops said the 22-year old man entered the store near First Place and approached the pharmacy counter at around 5 pm, passing a note that read, “Put all your Oxycontin in this bag! Keep quiet!”

The pharmacist gave the note back to the desperate thug, and said, “I can’t do that.” The man insisted, “Is there a problem?” as he lifted up his shirt to reveal a gun tucked in his waistband.

Suddenly, the drama ended, as the creep apparently freaked, and fled on a bicycle.

But two days later, the man was spotted riding his bicycle Fourth Place near Clinton Street, when cops stopped him. Upon a routine search, police discovered that he was carrying an imitation gun and a knife, allowing detectives quickly to tie him to the failed CVS caper.

The pharmacist later positively ID’d him as the note-passer, too.

The man was charged with menacing, robbery in the second degree, and of course, riding a bicycle on the sidewalk.

Where: 395 Court St.
Updated Oct. 21, 2011
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