No Shame – “he just had his prescription filled at Grubb’s Pharmacy and left in his wheelchair when…one snatched his prescription”

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From MPD:

“We are currently investigating a Robbery Force and Violence that just occurred in the 100 block of 6th Street, SE [January 8th]. An adult male reported to the First Police District that he had just had his prescription filled at Grubb’s Pharmacy 326 E Capitol Street NE and left in his wheelchair when he was approached by 2 B/M subjects, one of which snatched his prescription from the back of his wheelchair where the pharmacy bag was hanging. Both suspects fled on foot from the scene. Lookout for the following suspects: S-1 B/M, black and red jacket and black pants. S-2 B/M, wearing all black.

The complainant was not injured during this crime. This case is OPEN and we ask that anyone who has information regarding this case call us immediately on 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $10,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for an Robbery committed within the District of Columbia.”

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  • I really, really hope it was a heavy duty prescription strength laxative. Like the stuff you have to take before a colonoscopy.

  • Poor guy. I hope it wasn’t a medication he needs to have right away–I once had a bag including an Rx bottle stolen and it’s a huge hassle to get an insurance company to cover a replacement, if you can even get a new script without a million hoops to jump through.

    This is what kills me about the victim-blaming crime apologists from yesterday’s post on the metro attacks. Not everyone can avoid ever being vulnerable in public, and the more we make that our primary reaction and solution to preventing theft and violence, the bolder a criminals get. Although we don’t know how many hours the man in the wheelchair spent mentoring the guys who robbed him, so maybe he really was asking for it (/s).

    • “the more we make that our primary reaction and solution to preventing theft and violence, the bolder a criminals get.”
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      Prevention is not currently our primary aim — not by a long shot.
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      We really need to address multiple aspects — responding to crimes when they occur, preventing crimes short-term (better lighting, police presence, CCTV, etc.), and taking long-term measures to try to stop kids from becoming criminals.

      • This comment makes no sense. Of course prevention is the ultimate goal. Stopping kids from becoming criminals is also a type of prevention, by the way. Responding to crimes is great and all, but it’s a response to what is already a bad situation. Not having so much crime occur is far preferable, and I’m shocked that’s debatable at all.

        • “Stopping kids from becoming criminals is also a type of prevention, by the way.” Yes. That’s the specific type of prevention I was referring to when I said “Prevention is not currently our primary aim — not by a long shot.”
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          I don’t think anyone is “debating” that crime is bad — more debating about what the best ways are to respond to it and to prevent it in the first place.

  • I really hope what they got was some hemorrhoid cream or something, but sadly, with certain RX pain pills having a street value of $30-40 a piece, someone getting, say a month’s prescription of 3 times a day Oxycontin is going to be a target. Sadly still, if it was prescription pain medication, it could be very hard to get a new prescription too. I truly feel sorry for this man. Also an excellent reminder that there are drugs that are huge issues in this area aside from synthetic marijuana and PCP.

    • This is exactly what I was going to say. Pharmacy robberies/personal robberies for pain pills is a real problem, as is the prescription drug abuse problem in this country.

  • I don’t know a thing about drug laws and jurisdictional matters, but I wonder, if it was a controlled drug that they stole, does that elevate it to a more serious crime?

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