A confidential informant led Coon Rapids Police to the alleged robber of the Northdale Cub Pharmacy April 27.
Anthony Raymond Gill, 22, 11443 Martin St. N.W., Coon Rapids, was arraigned in Anoka County District Court May 4 on a felony second-degree aggravated robbery charge. Bail was set at $30,000.
Shortly before 7:30 p.m. April 27, a lone white male walked up to the counter of the Cub Pharmacy, 2050 Northdale Blvd., and handed over a note demanding drugs while threatening a weapon, although none was seen.
The employee handed over bottles of two bottles Fentanyl patches, six bottles of Hydromorphone, both prescription pain relievers, and 100 syringes.
The suspect fled the store on foot.
According to the complaint, Coon Rapids Police Det. Bill Steiner sent out a tri-county alert to law enforcement that briefly described the robbery and had an image of the suspect taken from video surveillance.
A confidential informant alleged that they had overheard Gill admit to the robbery and describe it, including passing the note to the employee which indicated that he had a gun.
When police executed a search warrant May 3 at the Martin Street address, they found Gill.
In a post-Miranda statement, Gill allegedly admitted to the robbery and told what happened to the drugs stolen in the robbery.
In addition, police allegedly found at the home some of the drugs that were taken in the robbery.
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