UNION TOWNSHIP — State police are investigating an attempted robbery Monday morning at the Union City Pharmacy when the suspect wanted OxyContin.

The attempted robbery is the second time in two weeks someone went into the pharmacy looking for OxyContin illegally. OxyContin is prescription pain medication.

State police at Corry reported a white man in his late 20s entered the pharmacy at 16395 Route 8S at 10:07 a.m. and demanded the pharmacist give him all the OxyContin pills on hand.

The pharmacist refused, and the suspect left the store and fled on foot to a vehicle waiting nearby.

The robber did not show a weapon, state police reported.

He is described as being 6 feet tall with a thin build. He was wearing blue jeans, a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt and a dark-colored ski mask.

The vehicle is described as a small red pickup truck, possibly an early-to-mid-1990s model, probably with four-wheel drive. The vehicle fled southbound on Route 8.

On Dec. 21, a man entered the pharmacy about 6 p.m. and demanded a clerk fill a bag with OxyContin pills.

After the clerk complied, the man, who was a white male in his 50s, fled on foot in an unknown direction.

Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 663-2043 or (800) 922-1975.

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