PHARMACY ROBBERY: Teen Faces Charges

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A 17-year-old has been arrested in connection with a pharmacy robbery in Des Moines earlier this month.

Des Moines police say Richards Pharmacy at 5625 Hickman Road was robbed December 23rd. Witnesses say the suspect was armed with a hammer and demanded cash and prescription medication. The suspect got away.

Police were called to 1162 29th Street on a dispute involving 17-year-old Dut Makuet on December 27th. During the investigation at the home officers found around 1,300 prescription pills similar to what was taken from the robbery at Richards Pharmacy.

Narcotics officers executed search warrants and discovered the clothes they believe Makuet wore during the robbery as well as the hammer they think he used.

Makuet is charged with four counts of possession of narcotics with the intent to deliver, four counts of possession of illegal prescription drugs, and one count of first degree robbery. The first degree robbery charge carries an automatic waiver to adult court.

Makuet is being held in the Polk County Jail.



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