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2 report being robbed of Xanax

Published: Wed, June 8, 2011 @ 12:06 a.m.

Staff report


Two men reported having their prescription of Xanax medication stolen from them Monday afternoon in separate incidents.

Xanax is an anti-anxiety drug similar to Valium.

An 18-year-old Howland man told police he was sitting in a car in the parking lot of USA Gas Mart, 858 N. Park Ave., at 1 p.m. when a man he knows walked up to the window of the car, put a gun to his head and told him to turn over a prescription of 90 Xanax pills. The suspect took the pills and fled in a teal Saturn.

A 24-year-old Champion man told Warren police he was robbed of his prescription of Xanax and $242 in cash at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the parking lot of the Austin Village Plaza, 2788 W. Market St.

The victim said he had gone for a ride in a car with an acquaintance, who stopped at the plaza and told him to get out of the car and meet two other males.

At that time, all of the males jumped the victim, kicked him in the face and took his pills and cash. Then all fled in two cars.

The victim said the males were from Champion, and one was driving a car with “Class of 2011” on it.

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