July 1, 2009

Police: Robber with sword stole pain pills

Police in Colorado said a man armed with a 30-inch samurai sword took painkillers from a Walgreens pharmacy.

Investigators said Dylan Lee Suomi, 19, of Denver, jumped over the counter at the Glendale pharmacy, threatened employees with the sword and ran off with an undisclosed amount of Oxycontin pills, The Denver Post reported Wednesday.

Police said Suomi was caught by officers about 100 yards from the Walgreens. He was arrested on suspicion of aggravated robbery of a controlled substance and felony menacing.

Suomi was being held at the Arapahoe County Jail on $50,000 bond.