The addiction for pharmaceuticals is at an all time high. One consequence is that there has been an unprecedented number of robberies at major chain pharmacies. As other crimes across the nation are seeing reductions, this crime that is increasing.
Major pharmacies have had to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars upgrading security. The penalties are stiff, and once caught the perpetrators get a rude awaking of the federal system.
Coast to Coast Pharmacy Crimes
Knoxville Suffers: One area where there has been a rise in prescription drug armed robberies is Knoxville Tennessee. Authorities have noticed a drastic increase in drug store robberies in the past year. Knoxville police department shows that robberies jumped from 26 to 44 from 2009 to 2010. In the month of December 2010 investigators worked on ten cases – including one day where there were …