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Man used taxi to get to and from Target robbery, police say

Police in Rancho Cordova say a man robbed a Target pharmacy and used a taxi cab as his getaway car.

“He didn’t strike me as anything other than slightly off," said Larry Decker, a Yellow Cab of Rancho Cordova cabbie. "I pulled up to Target, he put two bags in the back of the cab, said, 'Wait, I have to pick up a prescription.' I guess he did, just not the way I was thinking."

Rancho Cordova police say the man called a taxi to the Target store on Olson Drive last week. The man went inside the store and gave a note to the pharmacy worker, demanding all the Norco, Vicodin, Lortab and Oxycontin they had.

The man allegedly told the pharmacy worker in the note that he’d shoot him if he didn’t hand over the drugs.

“Although no weapon was actually brandished or seen, he threatened he had one," Sacramento Sheriff's Deputy Jason Ramos told Fox 40.

After getting his drugs, the man reportedly got into the waiting cab outside.

The man was later arrested, and police recovered nearly all of the almost 4,000 pills he had allegedly stolen.


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--Teri Cox, Fox 40
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