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Remsen man accused of robbing Walmart pharmacy for Hydrocodone

27-year-old Jonathan Demala of Remsen (Photo courtesy of the Utica Police Department)

A Remsen man is facing a felony robbery charge after he allegedly threatened a Walmart pharmacy employee to obtain Hydrocodone pills, according to the Utica Police Department.

Posted: Jan. 18, 2018 4:10 PM
Updated: Jan. 18, 2018 4:14 PM

UTICA – A Remsen man is facing a felony robbery charge after he allegedly threatened a Walmart pharmacy employee to obtain Hydrocodone pills, according to the Utica Police Department.

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Jonathan Demala, 27, was arrested Wednesday and charged with third-degree felony robbery.

Police say on Jan. 11, Demala allegedly went to the Walmart pharmacy in Utica and demanded Hydrocodone pills. Demala said that he had a weapon and that people would get hurt if his demands weren’t met, according to police.

Demala was then given an amount of Hydrocodone pills and he fled the store. Police say no injuries were reported in the incident.

Utica police are thanking the public for their help identifying Demala as a suspect.

On Tuesday the Utica Police Department posted surveillance footage of a suspect who allegedly stole medication from Walmart, and they are now thanking the public for helping them identify Demala as the suspect.

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