Calgary

Thwarted painkiller bandits settle for Viagra

Police are searching for two men who robbed a Calgary drugstore at gunpoint on Tuesday, demanding Oxycontin but settling for erectile dysfunction drugs.
Police are searching for two men who robbed a Calgary drugstore at gunpoint on Tuesday, demanding Oxycontin but settling for erectile dysfunction drugs.

The thieves — one armed with a handgun — entered the Shoppers Drug Mart at 7740 18th St. S.E. at about 10:50 a.m., police said.

When the pharmacist told them the store didn't have any of the high-potency painkiller, the suspects left with Viagra and Cialis pills instead, police said.

The suspects left the scene in a stolen white Ford F-250 pickup truck. It had Alberta license plate MCY-215, police said.

Both men were wearing dark clothing and had their faces covered with scarves and masks.

The suspects are in their 20s, about 5 feet 8 inches tall with average to slim builds. They were also carrying a black bag, police said.

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