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Manchester Police Use Tracking Device To Find Alleged Robber

There are 39 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Jun 20, 2008, titled Manchester Police Use Tracking Device To Find Alleged Robber. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

A tracking device in a stolen bottle of Vicodin led police to a robber who they said has targeted a local pharmacy and one in Plymouth .

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GEO

United States

#23 Jun 20, 2008
A half mil Bail? A murderer gets that? It shows how property has become more importaint than a human life.Next we will be chopping fingers off when people have to start stealing bread to survive..

Never the less The guy was out of control he should sue the Dr and the Drug Mfgr for Damages...
randy

United States

#24 Jun 20, 2008
thats great that the police got this guy. the only thing i dont agree with is publicly describing your methodology. if any other soon-to-be pharmacy robbers hear or catch wind about this new tactic....they will just dump the pills into a bag upon leaving the robbery site. thats really ingenius though. hope you heed the advice.

randy
randy

United States

#25 Jun 20, 2008
they got the story wrong on the radio. they were saying that the actual medicine contained a tracking element. how idiotic to think the pharmacy put an ingredient that acts like a gps. lol
lol

Bloomfield, CT

#26 Jun 20, 2008
Nice job. This fool pressed his luck and was outsmarted! Job well done PD.
Snake Plisskin

Belleville, MI

#27 Jun 20, 2008
GEO wrote:
A half mil Bail? A murderer gets that? It shows how property has become more importaint than a human life.Next we will be chopping fingers off when people have to start stealing bread to survive..
Never the less The guy was out of control he should sue the Dr and the Drug Mfgr for Damages...
This man held a razor sharp knife to a 19 year old girl's throat demanding pills or he would kill her. If it was your daughter, you would be appalled at a bail for any less.
Joe Middletown CT

Higganum, CT

#28 Jun 20, 2008
Pro Cop wrote:
Great Job by MPD in catching the this burglary using state of the art techo. That's what good police work is all about. Too bad the public has to get wind of the vico-Lo-jack bait pill. Now the theives will either begin to look for them or demand no Lo-jack pills during a robbery. Too bad the dirt bag didn't swallow the bait pill. That would have been a surpise.
Then that probably would have led them to the sewage treatment plant,if you catch my drift.
Candy

United States

#29 Jun 20, 2008
Gidney_and_Cloyd wrote:
I wonder if this technology could be used to find the lost $1 billion surplus?
Thak-You , for the laugh. You are too funny.
GOOFY FUDD

United States

#30 Jun 20, 2008
another case of white people commiting crime.....thank god is was not a minority
GOOFY FUDD

United States

#31 Jun 20, 2008
HartfordResident wrote:
Vicoden Lo-Jack....
hmmmmm..
good one !
Torre

Farmington, CT

#32 Jun 20, 2008
Yep the ACLU will scream entrapment and some liberal judge will slap him on the wrist and let him go.
what

Oak Ridge, NJ

#33 Jun 20, 2008
how does a 6 foot 2" man break into a store, no alarms? what is he a ninja? or did he have help?
doglove

Bonney Lake, WA

#34 Jun 20, 2008
Snake Plisskin wrote:
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You can remove them through your nose with a pickle-fork. I learned that by watching Total Recall.
No - in twelve monkeys he had to saw his teeth out

That hurts!
ricbee

Shelton, CT

#35 Jun 20, 2008
what wrote:
how does a 6 foot 2" man break into a store, no alarms? what is he a ninja? or did he have help?
My question too! What's going on here?
time is the fire

Jamestown, NY

#36 Jun 21, 2008
ricbee wrote:
They knew there was be a burglary?
Did they leave the doors open? Something about this scanty article doesn't ring true.
they said a robbery not a burgalary read people and the tracking device was in the bottle not in a "pill"

Since: Jun 08

Lake Hopatcong, NJ

#37 Jun 21, 2008
All of you can say what you want. The truth is that Fred is a man that would give you the shirt off his back if you asked for it. It sucks that he had some back surgeries because of pinched nerves and had to be put on pain meds to deal with it, and then became addicted to the pills. However, knowing that they're addictive, the FDA continues to let doctor's prescribe them over and over. Who's at fault here?

I have been an aquaintance of his for over 15 years and he's never been "that guy." All you butthead's that don't even know him and are calling him a junkie need to take a step back and ask yourselve's what you would do if it was your friend, relative, neighbor or whatever.
time is the fire

Jamestown, NY

#38 Jun 22, 2008
can't blame the system if the guy says he's in pain whats the doc. to do??and if he had such a problem being driven(suppuosedly)he should have sought help and not rob a young girl....
ricbee

Shelton, CT

#39 Jun 23, 2008
bdiggy wrote:
All of you can say what you want. The truth is that Fred is a man that would give you the shirt off his back if you asked for it. It sucks that he had some back surgeries because of pinched nerves and had to be put on pain meds to deal with it, and then became addicted to the pills. However, knowing that they're addictive, the FDA continues to let doctor's prescribe them over and over. Who's at fault here?
I have been an aquaintance of his for over 15 years and he's never been "that guy." All you butthead's that don't even know him and are calling him a junkie need to take a step back and ask yourselve's what you would do if it was your friend, relative, neighbor or whatever.
All the more reason to legalize drugs & sell them to any adult that wants them.
time is the fire

Jamestown, NY

#40 Jun 26, 2008
yeah then there will no problems right?? THINK ABOUT its not a good idea sorry to problems would arise if everything was legal....
lock him up

Oxford, CT

#41 Jul 7, 2008
There are many addicts, but few resort to armed robbery. This man has a tendency toward violence, and that will not go away if he is "cured" of his addiction. It is part of his personality. We all have problems in this world, but thank God most of us don't hurt other people for our own gain.

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