Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Garfield Ridge Man Busted, Charged with Robbing Walgreens at Knifepoint

A 41-year-old Garfield Ridge man was charged with robbery
Michael Toledo
after he allegedly used a knife to rob the Walgreens pharmacy at 7150 W. Archer at 9:20 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25. 

Michael Toledo, 41, of the 5200 block of South Nottingham, allegedly walked up to the pharmacy counter, brandished a knife and tapped it on the counter, saying, “I need a bottle of Tramadol or I’m gonna start stabbing you,” a 22-year-old pharmacy employee told police.

A 59-year-old pharmacist on duty said he heard the exchange and gave Toledo a sealed bottle of Tramadol, a prescription-strength painkiller.

Toledo then reportedly walked out of the store. Police responding to a 911 call said they spotted Toledo in front of his home and took him into custody.

A pat-down showed he had a bottle of Tramadol on him, according to police, who added that he had ditched his knife in a yard behind 5310 S. Nottingham. Toledo was positively identified by Walgreens staff, police said.

Bond was set at $50,000, and Toledo is due in court on Thursday, September 1 at 51st and Wentworth.

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