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Suspect arrested for nearly identical oxycodone robberies

SPOKANE, Wash. - Walgreens oxy robber busted

A Spokane man has been arrested for two nearly identical oxycodone robberies at the same drug store in less than a week.

Steven Prigan, 22, was arrested Monday night at a residence in the 700 block of N. Oak Street by members of the Patrol Anti-Crime Team for the robberies of the Walgreens drug store at 12 E. Empire on November 12 and November 17.

In the first robbery, a man robbed the store of oxycodone at knifepoint just before midnight. Police attempted a K-9 track but were unsuccessful in locating the suspect, but they got surveillance footage from the store which was shared with the public.

Five days later on November 17 around 8:45 p.m. police again responded to the same store for another report of an oxycodone robbery at knifepoint. 

The description of the suspect from the second robbery was similar to that of the first.

Police received numerous tips on the robberies, including several that identified Prigan as the suspect, and he was arrested and booked into the Spokane County Jail Tuesday night on two counts of 1st Degree Robbery.

A search warrant was executed on the residence he was found at Tuesday and a second search warrant is being executed on his car Wednesday.

Because of a recent stolen property conviction and the fact that he allegedly used a weapon during the robberies, his bond was set at $75,000 during his first appearance in court Tuesday.