12/01/2012

Busted: Teen Robs Pharmacy of Oxycodone, Passes Out in Store Bathroom

Normally, we live by the simple rule that you don't tell someone else how to do their job.

And we're certainly not experts when it comes to crime or criminal activity of any sort.

But even WE know that one of the rules of your basic robbery is that AFTER getting what you came to take, you then leave the area to avoid getting caught or at least being more clearly identified by the victim. So, 1) Approach victim with demands, 2) Take things from victim, 3) Run away.

Pretty simple.

But not for this 16-year-old teenager in Joliet, Illinois. Apparently his plan to rob the local CVS Pharmacy of the powerful--and addictive--pain medication oxycodone with a BB gun involved running to the store bathroom first, taking the drug and THEN getting away. Only he ended up passed out in the crapper instead, where it was quite easy for police to apprehend him.

Here's more on the story from CBS News:

After robbing a store to get oxycodone, a 16-year-old self-admitted heroin addict went to the restroom area to get high and made no attempt to escape police, authorities said. The suspect was arrested after the 7:25 p.m. Tuesday robbery at CVS Pharmacy, 2375 Drauden Road, Joliet police said. The suspect entered the store and produced what appeared to be a black handgun, but later was determined to be a BB gun, Joliet Police Chief Michael Trafton said. The suspect also had a black rope, police said. The suspect handed a note to the pharmacy technician and demanded oxycodone pills and packs of 30-gauge needles, police said. After obtaining the items, the juvenile ran to the restroom area in the back of the store, Trafton said. Officers arrived at the scene and took the suspect into custody, police said.

Teen Robber Caught After Getting High In Store Restroom « CBS Chicago