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.