Man who allegedly threatened to blow up Walgreens arrested

During a quick trip to Washington, D.C. on October 13, 2012, I was, once again, amazed to stand and listen to visitors from all over the world speaking in numerous languages.  The White House is truly an international tourist attraction.

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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