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WSAZ, Huntington, W.V. 01/28/11

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Around 3:30 a.m., two masked men armed with guns broke into a home in Scioto County, Ohio and held the inhabitants at gunpoint. The thieves had targeted the home in order to steal pain medication prescribed to a terminally ill cancer patient living there. While the thieves were rounding up the medication and a small safe, one of the residents retrieved a shotgun and ordered the pair to leave. When one of the criminals turned toward the resident with a gun, the resident fired, striking the criminal and causing his partner to flee. The wounded robber was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive; his accomplice was captured hours later alongside a nearby road, having been abandoned by the pairs’ getaway driver. Police suspect the criminals may be responsible for a similar robbery earlier in the week.
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