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OKLAHOMA CITY – A convenience store clerk has recognized a juvenile suspect who robbed the store’s pharmacy Thursday morning as the same person who robbed the store a few weeks ago. It happened around 2:30 Thursday morning at the Walgreens near S.W. 89th and Penn.

"Police responded to a robbery. This was at a Walgreens pharmacy, SW Oklahoma City,” said MSgt. Gary Knight with the Oklahoma City Police Department. “Nobody was hurt, thankfully.”

However, it was certainly traumatizing for those working at the Walgreens because the situation was all too familiar. According to police, the clerk recognized the juvenile suspect because of another robbery that happened at the same store a few weeks ago.

"Recognized the suspect as the same person who had robbed the store about three weeks ago. Very same type of MO,” Knight said.

According to a police report, the store manager was assisting a customer at the front counter when she noticed the suspect walk into the store. After immediately making the connection to the previous robbery, she attempted to call the pharmacist in the back. However, it was too late.

"The suspect then hopped over the counter. He did not display a firearm but indicated that he may have a weapon on him. Obviously, that's alarming to the store clerks,” Knight said.

After yelling at the pharmacist “Freeze, Don’t f****** move,” he asked where the “hydros” and “Xanax” were located.

"He took narcotics and then fled the store,” Knight said. "The clerk, again, did recognize this person as the same person who had robbed the store just weeks ago.”

If you have information that could help police, call crime stoppers at 405-235-7300.

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