COUNCIL BLUFFS — A Saturday robbery at the Kmart Pharmacy, 2803 E. Kanesville Blvd., is believed to be connected to a Dec. 8 robbery at CVS Pharmacy and a recent incident at an Omaha Walgreens Drug Store, a Council Bluffs Police Department official said this week.
“There are a lot of similarities, and we do believe they probably are connected,” Sgt. Chad Meyers said.
A man wearing a coat entered Kmart about 11:16 a.m. and approached the half-door that leads into the pharmacy area, Meyers said. As the suspect approached, he put the hood over his head and motioned to one of the pharmacy techs to come over to him.
“He told them he had a gun, and he wanted all of their pain medication,” Meyers said.
The suspect did not show a gun, but workers could see the butt of a handgun inside his coat, he said.
The suspect left with an undisclosed amount of oxycodone, Meyers said.