Woman robbed of prescription drugs at pain clinic

By: Brian Louwers | Warren Weekly | Published April 19, 2017

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WARREN — A 43-year-old Detroit woman told police a man who called himself “Mike” made friendly conversation with her before making off with 11 different prescription drugs at the Pain Center, on Van Dyke south of Martin Road, on April 17.

Detective Sgt. Rob Eidt of the Warren Police Department said the woman told police she was sitting at a picnic table waiting for her prescriptions to be filled at about 1 p.m., when a man described as black, 25-35 years old, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet 1 inch tall, weighing about 150 pounds with a thin build, approached her and introduced himself.

“He was sitting next to her, struck up a conversation, asked to exchange numbers,” Eidt said. “She found out her prescriptions were ready. She walked away and starts walking toward her car. She got into her car and set the pills on her passenger seat.

“This guy, now known as Mike, walked up to the passenger side and asked her for a cigarette. She was getting a cigarette for him, and he reaches in and steals her 11 different medications,” Eidt said.

The man, also described as having short black hair with a goatee and mustache, reportedly fled on foot and eventually got into a burgundy and blue vehicle. The vehicle was last seen heading south on Van Dyke.

The woman was uninjured in the robbery and an investigation continued at press time.

Anyone with information about the theft or the suspect can reach Warren detectives at (586) 574-4810.