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P'burg woman tries to rob pharmacy armed with a note

She allegedly demanded Xanax

EASTON, Pa. - A Warren County woman allegedly threatened a pharmacy employee in hopes of landing some Xanax.

Easton police charged Cynthia M. Lentz, of Mercer Street in Phillipsburg, with a single felony count of robbery for allegedly trying to rob a Rite Aid Tuesday afternoon. District Judge Richard Yetter arraigned the 35-year-old later that night, setting bail at $50,000. The judge allowed for a 10 percent cash option, if approved by Northampton County pre-trial services.

Easton police were dispatched to the Rite Aid at 901 Northampton St. about 3:45 p.m. for a report of a woman trying to rob the pharmacy by handing an employee a note demanding drugs.

Officers arrived to find a woman matching the description of the alleged robber and detained her. She was later identified as Lentz, according to court records.

The employee handed police the note that Lentz allegedly used in an effort to rob the pharmacy. The note instructed the employee to put three bottles of Xanax in a bag and hand it to Lentz, according to records.

She allegedly wrote on the note, “No button or call then no one gets hurt,” according to records.

Lentz failed to post bail and was sent to Northampton County Prison to await a preliminary hearing scheduled for Nov. 24.


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