Arrest made in Medicap robbery

Published 9:22 am Thursday, October 14, 2010

An Austin man was taken into custody Tuesday and is being charged with four felonies in connection with the Medicap Pharmacy robbery that occurred Sept. 27.

Mark Jonathan Becker, 54, was arrested in rural Austin at a friend’s house. He faces charges of second-degree drug possession of 100 or more doses, third-degree drug possession of 50 or more doses, aggravated robbery and simple robbery. All charges are felonies.

Police Chief Brian Krueger said Becker has made some statements that tie him to the robbery.

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Krueger also said witnesses have seen “numerous” photo line-ups of potential suspects throughout the investigation.

Witnesses said a man walked into the pharmacy demanding prescription medication and left with several bottles. Witnesses did not see a weapon, but said the man had his left hand in his pocket, simulating a gun.

Krueger did not release the names of the prescription drugs that Becker had in his possession, but said the medications could be used for pain.