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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.


  • Jake Moretti

    They need to start locking up these type of lowlife scumbags for a long time to set examples for future idiots!!!

  • Sick and tired

    Another example of a upstanding, fine young black man in our community.

    Store owners and citizens need to arm themselves and put an end to this scourge on our society. The us court system is a disgrace. These black males will be arrested over and over again until finally receiving life imprisonment for the ultimate crime, usually on working, producing member of our society.

    Take gun safety/training. Get your permit to carry. Give to these offenders what our court systems will not do.

  • Jesse

    I know he is only 17, but you can be sure Obama supporters bussed him in to “special” precinct to vote for their supreme leader.

    I’m sure in the liberal government and judicial wings, he is but a foot soldier helping Obama redistribute wealth from the hard working, tax paying pharmacy owner to the thug life on the street. This is their mechanism to “bring up” the under privileged thugs.

  • Sally

    I think the problem with this story lies in the comments of some of it’s readers. Not every young, black man is a criminal. This young man made an incredibly poor choice but I don’t think that he is representative of every minority male. Secondly, if you see a weakness in our government or society, why not step up and contribute to the change you would like to see instead of hiding behind your keyboard spouting hate?

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