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Suspect in robbery of pharmacy caught
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A gun-toting bandit suspected of sticking up a Manteca Walgreens store in the 1000 block of North Main Street in the predawn hours Monday was captured by Stockton Police at about 1 p.m. the same day after allegedly robbing two more pharmacies. 
Gregory Alan Mitchell, Jr., 20, was arrested by officers after hitting different stores in Stockton using a semi-automatic hand gun to convince store staffers to hand over their narcotics.  Officers arrested the man after he allegedly robbed the CVS store at East March and West lanes. He was charged with nine felonies.  He reportedly dropped several bottles of codeine in the street as he was attempting to elude officers who had surrounded the store.
Police said he was also believed to have robbed another pharmacy on Monday in the 7900 block of Lower Sacramento Road shortly before 12:40 a.m. when he allegedly pointed a gun at a staffer’s head demanding drugs.
Officers alleged that Mitchell had some eight bottles of codeine cough syrup and three bottles of Oxycodone pills in his possession when arrested.
Manteca detective Jason Bonetti worked with Stockton Police to identify Mitchell as the suspect from the Walgreens robbery.  Manteca charges included second degree robbery and the possession of a loaded firearm in public.
Mitchell’s bail was set at $1,328,000 and he is scheduled to appear at the Stockton Courthouse today  at 1:30 p.m.