FARMINGVILLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Police have arrested the suspect wanted for stealing prescription drugs and cash from a Long Island drug store.
Suffolk County police say they arrested 22-year-old Patrick O’Donnell of Ronkonkoma on Thursday.READ MORE: Rangers Stay Red Hot, Get 4 Points From Panarin In Rout Of Blackhawks
Officials say he stole oxycodone and about $200 from a CVS in Farmingville last Sunday afternoon.READ MORE: NYC Hospitality Alliance: Mayor De Blasio 'Grinch' For Vaccine Mandate That May Keep Tourists With Young Children Away
Police said O’Donnell first entered the store and asked an employee if they had certain prescription drugs. He left the store, and returned later, presenting a threatening letter to the pharmacist. The pharmacist complied and the suspect fled on foot, police said.
O’Donnell is charged with third degree robbery and is scheduled to be arraigned later today.MORE NEWS: Hate Crimes Spike Citywide, New NYPD Data Reveals
The incident occurred just a week after Jennifer Mejia, Raymond Ferguson, Jaime Taccetta, and Bryon Sheffield were killed at Haven Drugs in Medford during an alleged robbery.