Report: 1,700 pills, money taken during robbery of Youngstown pharmacy

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Reports said a man and woman took money and over 1,700 Oxycodone pills

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Youngstown police are investigating the robbery of a pharmacy in which pills were stolen.

It happened around 9 p.m. at the 2846 Mahoning Ave. CVS Pharmacy.

Reports said a man dressed in all black with a nylon mask over his face and a female accomplice took money and over 1,700 Oxycodone pills.

A report on the robbery did not say how the pills were taken. The entire narrative of the report was blacked.

A couple of minutes after police were called, police spotted a man walked on nearby North Hartford Avenue who was wearing black clothing similar to the clothing the robber at the pharmacy was wearing.

An officer asked the man, Willie Wilkins, 51, of Connecticut Avenue, if he had a gun. Reports said Wilkins told the officer he had a gun but he did not have a concealed carry permit.

Police then searched him and found a loaded 9mm handgun, reports said.

Perkins was arrested on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon, a fifth degree felony, and booked into the Mahoning County jail. He has not been charged with the robbery.

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