Reward Increased In $15K Drug Theft Case

Crimestoppers Is Offering $1,000; Purdue Pharma Offering $2,500

Oceanside police hope surveillance photos will lead to the man who robbed a CVS Pharmacy of about $15,000 in prescription medicine.

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The video captures part of the June 1 armed robbery of the CVS Pharmacy at 1980 Oceanside Blvd. shortly before 10 p.m., according to San Diego County Crime Stoppers, which is offering a $1,000 reward in case.

Separately, Stamford, Conn.-based Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin and Dilaudid pain medications and part of an industry coalition dedicated to stopping pharmacy holdups, is offering a reward up to $2,500 for information leading to a conviction.

The gunman -- he was described as white, thin and about 5 feet 6 inches, with a thin mustache and blue eyes -- is believed to be in his 20s or 30s; he fled in a white Nissan Sentra, with two bags full of prescription drugs. Authorities did not say what kind.

Anyone with more information about the robber was asked to call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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