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Three men take medications from Walgreens on McHenry Avenue, Modesto police say

Walgreens robbery brings police to Modesto's college area

Police briefly closed part of Mills Avenue in the college area of Modesto, California, while investigating a robbery at a Walgreens store on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. (John Holland/jholland@modbee.com)
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Police briefly closed part of Mills Avenue in the college area of Modesto, California, while investigating a robbery at a Walgreens store on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. (John Holland/jholland@modbee.com)

Three men grabbed medications and ran from a Walgreens store in central Modesto on Thursday, police said.

The medications, of an unknown type, were taken from behind a counter at the store at McHenry and Roseburg avenues at about 7:30 a.m., Lt. Ivan Valencia of the Modesto Police Department said.

Officers got conflicting information about whether the thieves walked from the scene or drove away in a light-colored pickup truck, he said.

Police responded in the late afternoon to a report that a suspect vehicle might be on Mills Avenue, about half a mile to the west of Walgreens. Officers blocked part of the street for a while but did not find a suspect.

A Walgreens customer ran and fell during the theft and was treated for a leg injury, Valencia said.

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