Two men teamed up to rob an 82-year old Claremore woman of hundreds of prescription opiates.
This is according to Claremore Police Department who recently arrested Bryan Whorton and Matthew Adams on felony charges.
“[The alleged victim]stated that a man wearing a ski mask entered her garage...then kicked, or pried open an entry door into the residence. She stated the subject was holding a large screwdriver and took hundreds of her prescription opiates: 80 Oxycontin, 110 Oxycodone and 90 Zanaflex, and $300-$500 in cash,” according to CPD.
She said “the masked man took her phone off the hook so she could not call 911.”
During the investigation, Whorton and Adams were identified as suspects. Adams, during an interview with police, reportedly said he was working on the woman’s garage door all weekend before the robbery and that he had seen her receive her shipment of medication.
“Adams said he told Whorton that he had disabled the locking mechanism to the overhead garage door. Adams said he was supposed to receive half of the pills upon the robbery of ‘Granny.’ Adams said Whorton showed him the pills about a week after the robbery,” according to CPD.
Adams and Whorton were both arrested for robbery of a controlled dangerous substance, a felony.
Additionally, Whorton is facing a felony charge of second degree burglary in a separate Claremore offense in which a video game console was stolen from a residence and sold at a Tulsa store.