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New policy at drug store deters would-be robber



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Andrew Adams and KSL TV News reportingSome new hardware and a company policy frustrated an armed robber looking for Oxycontin in North Salt Lake.

New policy at drug store deters would-be robber

A man carrying a gun and wearing a hoodie, sunglasses and a mask walked into Orchard Drug at 51 S. 130 East Monday night and demanded Oxycontin.

Store employees told him Oxycontin and other narcotics are now stored in a safe with a timelock, and they can't access it.

"I think that with the timed safe, they can't get into it as quick as they would need to get away in a timely manner," said North Salt Lake Police Sgt. Mitch Gwilliam.

It would have taken the store worker 30 minutes to get the Oxycontin.

The man got angry and again demanded the drug, but got the same answer, so he fled on foot.

The store has been robbed of Oxycontin three times in the recent past.

E-mail: aadams@ksl.com

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