Broward County

This is what happens when you try to pull off a drug robbery with pen and paper

Woman's prescription pills robbery is a bust

A woman tried to rob a Dania Beach Walgreens, 202 S. Federal Highway, with a series of notes. The first asked for drugs. The second stated the drugs were for her ailing father. The third stated her brothers were outside and armed. The third one mo
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A woman tried to rob a Dania Beach Walgreens, 202 S. Federal Highway, with a series of notes. The first asked for drugs. The second stated the drugs were for her ailing father. The third stated her brothers were outside and armed. The third one mo

As numerous stories illustrate, the en vogue bank robbery method involves passing a note demanding money to a teller. To paraphrase “Pulp Fiction,” try walking into a Walgreens with nothing but a note and see how far that gets you.

A woman tried to do that Wednesday. All it got her was a feature role on surveillance video released by the Broward Sheriff’s Office on Thursday.

Around 9:40 a.m., a woman with her long, dark hair tied back in a ponytail approached the pharmacy in the Dania Beach Walgreens at 202 S. Federal Hwy. According to BSO, she presented the pharmacist with a list of the drugs she desired. The list didn’t come with a single prescription.

Her second note, declaring the drugs were for her ailing father, left the pharmacist similarly unmoved. BSO said her third note brought the specter of impending violence by stating her brothers are waiting outside and armed.

This moved the pharmacist to get help after denying her request. The woman drove away in a dark blue Hyundai Elantra.

BSO thinks the would-be robber has tried to rip off three Walgreens in the Hollywood area. Anyone with information on the note passer can contact BSO Robbery Detective Mark Copley at 954-321-4738; Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477); or the website.

David J. Neal: 305-376-3559, @DavidJNeal

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