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Robbery Suspects Leave Trail of Empty Pill Bottles

A trail of pill bottles stolen from a Florida drug store led detectives to a home where they found two men matching descriptions of the robbers seen on surveillance video, sheriff’s officials said.

The men and another accomplice robbed a CVS in Clearwater about 5 AM on New Year’s Day, waving guns at employees and binding several of them with zip ties, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.

The trio made off with more than 10,000 pills containing the opioids hydrocodone and oxycodone, the Tampa Bay Times reported. The drugs had a street value of about $320,000.

But they left behind some obvious clues. First, the surveillance video captured the men and a white Chrysler 200 fleeing the scene. And apparently the men emptied pills from bottles, which they tossed out the window as they drove home, the newspaper reported.

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Detectives followed the trail of pill bottles to a home where they found two of the men, sheriff’s officials said… CBS12 News

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