Police: Witness, Walmart employees hold pharmacy robbery suspect

Police: Witness, Walmart employees hold pharmacy robbery suspect

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Police say they arrested a woman they believe to be responsible for two robberies of SW Oklahoma City pharmacies after they say she tried to rob one inside a Walmart on Sunday.

Mary Plante was arrested inside the Walmart in SW Oklahoma City Sunday morning.

According to a police report filed with Oklahoma City, they were called around 10:15 a.m. to an armed robbery inside the store. The caller said a woman was trying to rob the pharmacy with a knife.

Police arrived and arrested Plante as they investigated. The officer on the scene learned Plante walked up to the counter and demanded hydrocodone. When the pharmacy clerk declined to give it to her, Plante demanded them three more times before the clerk walked away.

That's when the clerk said Plante jumped the counter and grabbed a large bottle of hydrocodone. The clerk tried to stop her and a customer noticed the commotion and came over to help. The two tried to take the pills from her and that's when they said Plante threatened them.

The report states she said "leave me alone or I'll pull a gun on you." As the three struggled, a large knife in the shape of a gun fell from Plante's pocket. Police said the knife was in a holster that was made to look like a handgun holster.

The customer and several employees held her near the pharmacy until police arrived.

Oklahoma City Police tell Fox 25 they believe Plante is responsible for two recent robberies at SW Oklahoma City pharmacies.

On June 22, police were called to the CVS in the 900 block of SW 44th street. Police said on that day, a woman matching Plante's description walked up to the counter and handed a note that read "give me two bottles of hydrocodone and no one will get hurt." The clerk obliged and the woman left the store.

The next day, police were called to the Walgreens in the 9000 block of S. Pennsylvania. During this crime, the clerk said the woman demanded pill organizers and two prescription drugs. Neither of the drugs were believed to be controlled substances. The woman was unable to get any of the pills or organizers. Police said the suspect in this robbery had a description similar to Plante's.

She was booked into the Oklahoma County Jail on two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon.

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