Sunday, April 11, 2010

Police Investigate Stolen Medicine Case

Cookeville police are trying to find a woman they said posed as a cop to steal pills from a blind woman. Police told the Herald-Citizen newspaper that the criminal knocked on the blind woman's door last Thursday, said she was an undercover officer and asked to see her medication. The victim then opened a locked box of Xanax and Hydrocodone. But police said the woman left with the pills when the victim asked for further proof the she was, indeed, a police officer. A similar case was reported earlier this year when a man claiming to be an officer took medications at gunpoint from a Cookeville man. A suspect in that case has been arrested.