Police say man wrapped in medical bandages and wearing surgical mask robs supermarket pharmacyBy AP
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Police: Bandage-wrapped man robs Pa. pharmacy
SOMERSET, Pa. — A man was jailed on charges he robbed a southwestern Pennsylvania supermarket pharmacy while his face was wrapped in medical bandages and a surgical mask. State police said 52-year-old Edward Singer entered the Giant Eagle on Route 31 in Somerset Township about 7 p.m. Wednesday. Police said Singer gave the pharmacist a note that read, “Don’t do anything stupid, this is a holdup.”
Police said the note also demanded Suboxone, which is used to treat opiate addictions, and the prescription painkiller OxyContin. Police said the pharmacist gave the suspect 22 Suboxone pills before he drove away in a pickup that police stopped a short time later for failing to stop at an intersection.
Police said they found a gun, bandages and the drugs in the truck. Online court records did not list a defense attorney.
Information from: The Tribune-Democrat, www.tribune-democrat.com