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Police nab suspected pharmacy robber

A Beckley pharmacy was robbed Wednesday night but police quickly made an arrest.  Kevin Dean of Mount Hope in Fayette County was arrested.  He's accused of stealing more than $4000 worth of the nerve pain medicine Lyrica.

The initial call came in around 5:15pm reporting that a man was robbing the Rite Aid on Robert C. Byrd Drive at gunpoint.  When a sheriff's deputy arrived on scene, an employee pointed out the robber and police were able to catch him within a block of the pharmacy.  Officers found the stolen pills and a Smith and Wesson hand gun on Dean.   He was arrested without incident.
Dean is being held in Southern Regional Jail.  Bond is set at a million dollars.


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