Fort Wayne Pharmacy Robberies Make Front Page of "USA Today"

By Scott Sarvay

July 11, 2012 Updated Jul 11, 2012 at 6:14 PM EDT

Fort Wayne, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - Fort Wayne made the front page of the "USA Today" paper for its recent rash of pharmacy robberies.

Within the article contained a surveillance photo of the suspect who robbed the Kroger store pharmacy on East State Boulevard in back in February.

The suspect from that robbery was caught at the scene.

As of June 2, Fort Wayne had seen 11 pharmacy robberies for the year and in most cases, the suspects demanded Opana, a powerful painkiller.

"Of the 16 investigations, we have arrested or identified the primary suspect in at least eight cases," Officer Raquel Foster said. "Four remain active and four were closed."

Foster added that the four cases were closed because they do not have enough information to arrest a suspect.

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