Man demands drugs

Police seeking man who held up Austin Drug on Monday to obtain oxycodone

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

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Gravette police and Benton County Sheriff's deputies, along with law enforcement from Decatur and Sulphur Springs, responded to an armed robbery at Austin Drug on Main Street in Gravette early Monday evening. No one was injured in the robbery.

Gravette police and Benton County Sheriff's deputies, along with law enforcement from Decatur and Sulphur Springs, responded to an armed robbery at Austin Drug on Main Street in Gravette early Monday evening. No one was injured in the robbery.
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GWith his son ordered to the floor and threatened with a gun, Gravette pharmacist Ken Austin did what any parent would do - what law officials recommend. He complied with the request of the man in black who demanded narcotics.

The lone white male, dressed almost entirely in black, entered the Austin Drug on Gravette Main Street just before closing time Monday.

According to Austin, the man walked to the prescription counter and demanded drugs, specifically oxycodone. “I thought he was kidding,” Austin said, but it was quickly evident he wasn’t. When Austin said he didn’t have any, the man ordered Nick Austin, the pharmacist’s son, to the floor. Keeping his hand in the pocket of the black ...


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