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West Chester methadone clinic robbed at gunpoint, police search for suspect

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Posted at 8:29 AM, May 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-02 14:54:41-04

WEST CHESTER, Ohio — A possibly armed man is on the loose after allegedly robbing a methadone clinic in West Chester early Monday morning, police said.

According to investigators, police got a call about an armed robbery around 6 a.m. at Community Medical Services on Crecentville Road.

Director of Public Information and Engagement for West Chester Township, Barbara Wilson, said a man entered the lobby with a gun and demanded a bottle of methadone from staff. The employees were protected behind a glass window but he was able to get some methadone before fleeing the scene.

Witnesses said the suspect left in a tan van or truck in an unknown direction. He's described as a white male wearing shorts, a hoodie, and a red bandanna.

According to the Mayo Clinic, methadone is an opioid that is often used to help heroin addicts with their withdrawal symptoms.

This is an ongoing investigation and will be updated once more information becomes available.

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