Denver man arrested in Lincoln in connection with pharmacy robbery, possible overdose

A 24-year-old Denver man has been arrested in Lincoln after allegedly robbing a grocery store pharmacy of narcotics and then possibly overdosing.

Police said the Hy-Vee near 70th Street and Pioneers Boulevard was robbed about 12:40 p.m. Wednesday. Employees told police that an armed man passed a note to a pharmacy clerk asking for “Oxy’’ and Xanax.

The man was given an undisclosed amount of narcotics and he left.

Later, police said, officers and rescue squad personnel were dispatched to a possible overdose near 56th Street and Yankee Hill Road.

Police said they found the Denver man there, and he admitted that he robbed the Hy-Vee pharmacy.

Police said he agreed to a search of his vehicle, where officers found clothing that matched the description of the pharmacy robber.

He was booked into the Lancaster County Jail on suspicion of felony robbery and possession of a controlled substance.

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