Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Two in Cochrane arrested, charged for pharmacy robbery spree

From the Calgary Herald:
Police have captured two Cochrane residents after they allegedly went on a robbery spree in the pursuit of OxyContin, a highly addictive painkiller.

Robert Gauthier, 33, has been charged with eight counts of robbery, eight counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of being in possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace.

Dawn Farkas, 26, has been charged with 11 counts of robbery and 10 counts of being in possession of a controlled substance.

Police say the pair may have been involved in 11 pharmacy robberies between Oct. 17, 2008 and Friday Jan. 23, 2009. Last week, authorities released photographs of the two people allegedly robbing the stores and say that brought them numerous tips, which help in the suspects' capture, officials said.

Both Farkas and Gauthier turned themselves in to police Sunday. ...more

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