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Police investigate pharmacy robberies in Verona, Beloit

Man flees with Oxycontin

VERONA, Wis. - Police in Verona and Beloit are investigating pharmacy robberies.

Verona police said the Hometown Pharmacy, 202 S. Main St., was robbed at about 5 p.m. Tuesday by a man.

The man entered the pharmacy and demanded Oxycontin, according to Verona police.

He was described as a white man, between 20-30 years old with a scruffy face. He was wearing a darker orange coat with a hood and dirty boots.

He fled the store on foot taking an undisclosed amount of Oxycontin, Verona police said.

Anyone with information about the robbery is urged to call the Verona Police Department at 608-845-7623. Anonymous tips can be left by calling Crime Stoppers, 608-266-6014.

Meanwhile, Beloit police are investigating the theft of Oxycodone from a pharmacy Monday.

Beloit police officers responded to the CVS pharmacy at 1063 Fourth St. for a report of an Oxycodone theft about 8:15 p.m. Monday.

Beloit police said the actions of the perpetrator are very similar to other recent thefts of Oxycodone that have occurred in Madison, Janesville and Rockford.

Police said the perpetrator is described as a white man standing about 5 feet 7 inches tall, with blue eyes and a beard and mustache with about a two-day growth. He was wearing an orange winter jacket with the hood up.

Police said he presented a note to the pharmacist requesting Oxycodone and was given a small amount of Oxycodone. He did not display a weapon and headed south from the store as he fled on foot, police said.

There were no injuries during the incident.

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