Man who allegedly threatened to blow up Walgreens arrested

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CLARENCE, N.Y. (WIVB) – Deputies say they have caught the man who drove through the drive-thru of the Walgreens in Clarence and threatened to blow up the building unless he was given narcotic prescription pills.

In February, the Erie County Sheriff’s Office says 32-year-old Kenneth Beebe, while wearing a dark-colored face mask that only showed his eyes, entered the drive-thru at the pharmacy at Transit and Griener and passed a note to the clerk through the box. The note demanded specific narcotic prescription pills and cash and claimed there was a bomb in the building.

Walgreens staff complied with the suspect’s demands.

Investigators arrested Beebe on Friday and charged him with third degree robbery, fourth degree grand larceny and third degree menacing. He’s being held without bail in the Erie County Holding Center.

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