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Threat to drug store in Paw Paw just the latest in a series

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A Rite Aid store
A Rite Aid store

PAW PAW (WKZO) -- Someone has an issue with Rite Aid Pharmacies.

A caller with an accent has called a number of their outlets in west Michigan now, claiming there is a bomb in their building, and if they don’t reload a Green Dot money card, they will trigger an explosion.

It happened in Paw Paw Thursday afternoon.

There has been similar extortion attempts made at Rite Aid stores in Bridgman, Kalamazoo, Hartford, Muskegon, Ludington, Grand Traverse and Greenville.

The Paw Paw store was evacuated. A State Police dog trained to sniff for bombs was able to determine it was a hoax, and the store opened two hours later.

It comes just days after a Rite Aid employee was shot and killed at their Pharmacy in East Lansing. They don’t think the cases are related.

 

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