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Older Men With Guns Rob Pharmacy, Make Off With Viagra, Other Drugs

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These surveillance images show armed suspects who robbed a West Side clinic. (Images provided)

These surveillance images show armed suspects who robbed a West Side clinic. (Images provided)

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(CBS) -- In broad daylight, two older men armed with guns held up a medical clinic on the West Side and made off with hundreds of dollars’ worth of Viagra and other drugs.

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports from Chicago’s Austin community.

Causing little attention, two men entered a West Side medical center Saturday on the pretense of wanting to see the dentist. But as soon an employee opened the door of the office, he was met with two bandits brandishing a semi-automatic and a handgun. They told him to put up his hands and get on his knees.

Minutes later, the robbers started filling a box with drugs. They took 56 Viagra pills worth $1,700. They also took Xanex, a muscle relaxant; Norco, a pain killer and codeine-laced cough syrup, valued at $400.

Employees say the men, both in their late-50s, seemed a little nervous as they moved around the office but gave no indication they would shoot anyone.

They had no visible tattoos, but one was wearing Tasmanian Devil T-shirt and the other a green band that looked like a medical bracelet. Before leaving, they grabbed a $1,500 laptop, $65 in cash from an employee’s wallet and made sure they had all the Viagra.

The owners of the pharmacy said the men gave no indication if they would use the Viagra themselves or sell it on the street for a profit.

Police ask for the public’s help.

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