Pharmacy robber sentenced to 5 years in prison

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PROVO -- A Las Vegas man who chatted it up with pharmacy employees before he robbed them was sentenced to at least five years in prison.

According to the Deseret News, Jack Rader, 23, pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery of a Walgreens store near 1300 North and State Street.

Police said back on June 29, he had a long conversation with the employees and then told a pharmacist he wanted OxyContin and OxyContin. Rader then pulled out a pistol and jumped over the counter to grab the pills.

Police arrested him July 1 in La Verkin in Washington County.

In addition to the prison sentence, Rader was ordered to pay Walgreens more than $9,000 in restitution.

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