A Galloway Township man posed as a news reporter after allegedly attempting to rob a Little Egg Harbor Township pharmacy of prescription drugs, according to police.

Little Egg Harbor police said Brandon Rivera, 28, presented a note demanding oxycodone pills to a pharmacist shortly before 11:10 a.m. Thursday at the Walgreens on Mathistown Road. When Rivera realized he would not get the pills, police said, he identified himself as a reporter researching a story and then left the store.

Store employees identified Rivera’s vehicle. After an investigation by police, it was revealed Rivera was not a reporter.

Rivera was arrested by Galloway Township police Friday and charged Saturday with robbery. He was being held at the Ocean County jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.

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