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PHARMACY ROBBERIES 3

February 6 2011, at 07:26 PM

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Chet Hibbard, owner of EW Moore and Son Pharmacy, in Bingham, Maine on Feb. 4, 2011. Hibbard stopped carrying the highly addictive painkiller OxyContin last July after two robbers in ski goggles demanded it at knifepoint. More than 1,800 pharmacy robberies have taken place nationally over the last three years, typically conducted by young white men seeking opiate painkillers to sell or feed their own addictions. After OxyContin, the most common targets include Vicodin, Xanax and Percocet. (Matt McInnis/The New York Times) - XNYT101

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