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Greenville police issue fentanyl patch warning after elderly woman robbed at gunpoint

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Scene of home invasion at Bell Roper Mountain Apartment complex. (6/26/17 FOX Carolina) Scene of home invasion at Bell Roper Mountain Apartment complex. (6/26/17 FOX Carolina)
Scene of home invasion at Bell Roper Mountain Apartment complex. (6/26/17 FOX Carolina) Scene of home invasion at Bell Roper Mountain Apartment complex. (6/26/17 FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Police set up a perimeter around a Greenville apartment complex Monday evening as they searched for the suspects connected to a home invasion.

Officers said two male suspects were involved in a home invasion and armed robbery around 6:50 p.m. at the Bell Roper Mountain Apartment complex.

The two suspects rang the elderly resident's doorbell and when she opened the door, they forced themselves inside and pushed her out of the way, police said. The suspects then are accused of fleeing with the woman's medication.

Officers said the suspects were wearing bandanas and they were armed with a handgun.

The woman was left with minor injuries.

Law enforcement set up perimeter along Marcus Drive, Frontage Road, Keys Drive and Creekside Park Court. A K-9 track was also used, but the officer was unable to track down the suspects.

Around 10:30 Monday night, investigators released tips on the use and administering of medication:

An alert to inform the public and elderly about the use of and administering of medication. If they are indeed wearing fentanyl patches, it would help if they could wear them in a discreet form or manner so that someone would not be able to tell what they are using while out in public. If they have to use the patches in a place that is visible, be vigilant in your surroundings especially when leaving somewhere.

If picking up the medications at pharmacies try not to explain ”what it is” you are picking up other than your prescription so others around may not hear what you are picking up.

Lastly, if the medications are being sent to you ask that the items be signed for not just left at the door or a place that a neighbor or someone walking by can see that you are receiving medications or prescriptions.

They also sent a message warning residents not to open doors for strangers.

"If someone comes to your door and you do not know who they are or their business feel free to not answer the door and call 9-1-1 to check them out,"  Officer Johnathan Bragg said. "Do not answer for those you do not know."

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