Medicap robber gets 3 years

Published 7:53 am Friday, February 18, 2011

An Austin man must pay more than $1,600 in restitution fees and spend 39 months in prison after being sentenced in the Medicap robbery that took place last September.

Mark Jonathan Becker, 55, was convicted on two charges — simple robbery and third-degree drug possession — Thursday in Mower County Court. A second-degree drug possession charge and aggravated robbery charge were dropped when Becker entered into a plea agreement.

When the robbery happened last September, 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.

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Police later connected Becker to the robbery and found he took 126 pills of 10 mg Oxycontin, 60 generic pills of 10 mg Oxycontin, 155 pills of 30 mg Oxycontin and 100 pills of 40 mg Oxycontin. Combined, the estimated value of the pills is over $1,600. He also apparently got away with some Dilaudid, although court reports did not list how many pills of Dilaudid he had in his possession.