INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The Hoosier state is one of the leaders in drug store robberies, according to a group that tracks information about them. On Thursday, two armed men tried to uphold that unwanted distinction.
Franklin investigators said the two suspects robbed Henderson Drugs on 100 E. Jefferson St. The two escaped in a silver minivan with prescription drugs in hand.
This latest drug store robbery joins the list of similar heists around the state. In March, a different set of suspects tried to rob three pharmacies in two months.
RxPatrol is designed to stop abuse of prescription drugs. The group offers $1,000 rewards for information leading to the arrests of suspects. Investigators for the group add that suspects pick chain drugs stores as their targets because the workers at those shops are not armed.
According to RxPatrol's 2012 numbers, Indiana is one of the leading states in the country for pharmacy robberies. Numbers for 2013 pharmacy robberies in Indiana are not available yet.
"It's starting to become a problem with meth labs," said Franklin Police Chief Tim O'Sullivan. "People are trying to self medicate and they are down on their luck."
Police are still searching for the suspects in the Henderson drug store robbery. Anyone with information is urged to contact police.
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