Lewes man arrested in attempted robbery of Magnolia pharmacy

(Original) MAGNOLIA, Del. – Troopers have arrested a Lewes man in connection with threatening pharmacists with explosives if he wasn’t given some prescription drugs.

According to the Delaware State Police, a male suspect entered a Walgreens located at 52 West Birdie Lane in Magnolia

Curtis Kuhn

Curtis Kuhn

around 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 2.

He allegedly approached a 42-year-old female pharmacist at the pharmacy counter and placed a note on the counter demanding Percocet and Xanax in a bag.

“The suspect, who was later identified as Curtis Kuhn, 26 of Lewes, informed the female employee that he had explosives strapped to him and if he didn’t receive the drugs, he, along with everyone else, would be blown up,” a press release from DSP stated. “He also informed the victim that he was being forced to do this by some individuals parked in a car in the parking lot of the business.”

Within three minutes of the call, troopers responded to the location and took Kuhn into custody without incident. DSP stated a search revealed no explosives strapped to his body nor the car that he described was parked in the parking lot.

The 42-year-old female employee along with another 30-year-old female employee also working the counter were uninjured in this incident and no evacuations were warranted.

Kuhn was transported back to Troop 3 where he was charged with Attempted Robbery 1st, Attempted Theft of a Controlled Substance, and two counts of Terroristic Threatening. He was arraigned at JP7 and committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $27,000.00 secured and is to have no contact with any Walgreens within the state of Delaware.

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