Naperville police said 49-year-old Sanjay Malhotra, who was seen in surveillance pictures with an unidentified woman at the CVS located at 1299 Ogden Avenue, used hypodermic needles as a weapon to steal over-the-counter medications.
Malhotra was also charged in Niles for a similar armed robbery. Niles police said Malhotra pulled out a hypodermic needle during the incident, pointed it at the worker and said, "You don't want what I have."
He and an unidentified woman left the store and got into a light-colored vehicle. Police said they got away with about $600 in over-the-counter meds.
Malhotra was arrested Friday in connection with an armed robbery at the Jewel-Osco in the 2900-block of North Ashland Avenue in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood.
The female suspect in the Niles robbery is still at large. Police said she was about 5 ft. 5 in. - 5 ft. 9 in. tall, weighed around 135-145 pounds and had light hair. She was wearing a baseball cap, a two-tone jacket and tan pants.