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Man arrested after trying to steal pills from pharmacy

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MECHANICVILLE, N.Y. -- A Green Island man is behind bars after police say he jumped behind a pharmacy counter and demanded pills.

Police say it happened at the Rite Aid in the Park Plaza in Mechanicville on Sunday.

They say Justin Franz, 33, implied he had a gun when demanding the prescription medication.

Franz was charged with robbery and grand larceny.

He is being held at Saratoga County Jail on $30,000 cash bail. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP