Rite Aid Pharmacy Robbed Twice in a Week

Police tell NBC10 the Rite Aid pharmacy just began staying open 24 hours.

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    Monday morning the Rite Aid pharmacy on Welsh Road was robbed by a masked man. Police are investigating the possibility that this robbery and a robbery last week may be related. (Published Monday, May 21, 2012)

    A Rite Aid pharmacy in Northeast Philadelphia was robbed for the second time in a week early Monday morning.

    The pharmacy on Welsh Road was held up by an armed man around 2:30 a.m. According to police, the masked man demanded Oxycodone and Percocet from the pharmacy before fleeing the store in a blue SUV.

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    Police say a masked man robbed the Rite Aid pharmacy of Oxycodone and Percocet and robbed five customers before fleeing in a blue SUV. (Published Monday, May 21, 2012)

    No one was hurt in the robbery, although the store's unarmed security guard tells NBC10’s Tim Furlong the suspect held a gun to the back of his head.

    Police tell NBC10 the suspect was wearing a white mask, a hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and black sneakers. They say the man reeked of alcohol.

    The store is open.

    Police are asking anyone with information to call 911.