Pa. cops outsmart robbers with GPS in pharmacy loot

After a rash of pharmacy robberies in the Northeast, RiteAid and police put tracking device in pill bottles

BY Morgan Zalot
The Philadelphia Daily News

PHILADELPHIA — Luck ran out Monday night for a pair of armed bandits who police say may be responsible for a rash of pharmacy robberies in the Northeast after they allegedly unwittingly swiped a bottle of pills embedded with a GPS tracking device.

Police said the pair robbed a Rite Aid on Roosevelt Boulevard near Solly Avenue in Rhawnhurst at gunpoint around 9:30 p.m. and took off with pain pills, as robbers have in several similar incidents over the last few months.

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