Tara O’Connor Shelley. 2014. Pharmacy Robbery and Burglary: The Offender Perspective. Fort Collins, Colorado: Center for the Study of Crime and Justice, Department of Sociology, Colorado State University.
In this report, Dr. Shelley examines the nature and extent of pharmaceutical robbery and burglary for controlled prescription drugs at retail pharmacies utilizing interview data collected from 48 convicted offenders incarcerated at 32 distinct prisons to: (1) obtain a better understanding of the motivations and methods behind these crimes; and (2) identify preventative measures to enhance the security of pharmacies as well as the safety of customers and staff. Copyright: Tara O’Connor Shelley. 2014. Pharmacy Robbery and Burglary: The Offender Perspective. Fort Collins, Colorado: Center for the Study of Crime and Justice, Department of Sociology, Colorado State University.
Pharmacy Safety - Robbery
This video provides tips for pharmacists to address the problems of pharmacy robberies. The video has interviews with the law enforcement personnel of the North East Indiana Bank Robbery Task Force, namely the FBI in Fort Wayne, Indiana; the New Haven Indiana Police Department and the Allen County (Indiana) Police Department. In addition, a detective from the Robbery Homicide Squad of the Chandler, Arizona Police Department and the Captain of Major Investigations in the Stamford, Connecticut Police Department provide information to the pharmacist that may face a robbery situation.
Scammer who impersonated a police officer to obtain controlled substances by fraud and deceit, escaped prison in Kentucky. His girlfriend was killed when Middleton deliberately ran his car into a Sheriff's Department automobile during a high speed chase. Middleton was interviewed by Purdue and the Louisville Metro Police Department in the Kentucky State Penitentiary where he is currently severing 10-20 years. This video was made with the cooperation and participation of the Louisville Metro Police Department, Warren County (Ohio) Drug Task Force, Las Vegas Metro Police Department, U.S. Marshall's Service (San Diego, CA) and the Tijuana (Baja California, Mexico) Police Department.
"Matt" - An Impaired Pharmacist
This video is an account of a pharmacist and his descent into addiction. The pharmacist is interviewed by Purdue and the Broward County Sheriff's Department as he describes his first abuse of prescription medications and his downward spiral into addiction that led to his arrest, conviction and loss of license. This video was made with the cooperation and participation of the Broward County, Florida Sheriff's Office.
Remember - REACT, Remain calm, be a good Eyewitness, Activate alarm, Call police, and Take charge once robbery ends.