Maui Longs Drugs pharmacist describes armed robbery

Maui Longs Drugs pharmacist describes armed robbery

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - A Maui Longs Drugs pharmacist described in court how a robber pointed a gun at her while demanding oxycodone.

Deanna Salse testified at a preliminary hearing Tuesday for John Naauao Jr., who is charged with robbing the Pukalani store last week.

Salse says that after he jumped through a window into the pharmacy area, he demanded employees get down on the floor. He asked where the "oxys" were, referring to the powerful prescription painkiller.

She says he took off with more than 1,000 oxycodone pills and 400 Percocet pills. The pills are valued at about $2,300.

The Maui News reports Naauao is scheduled to be arraigned Feb. 19.

Naauao's public defender couldn't immediately be reached for comment by The Associated Press Wednesday.

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