Police: Heroin user helped by officers later robs drug store

Delaware County Daily Times

BROOKHAVEN, Pa. — A Pennsylvania man police assisted for being in “distress” from heroin use was arrested hours later on charges he robbed a drug store of opioid painkillers.

Twenty-five-year-old Joseph Wilbraham, of Brookhaven, remained jailed Wednesday on charges stemming from the Walgreens robbery about 8:30 p.m. Monday.

Brookhaven police tell the Delaware County Daily Times that officers helped revive Wilbraham about seven hours earlier.

At that time, police found an empty heroin bag in his pocket, along with an apparent holdup note reading, “All real money no fake bills I will shoot you have 10 seconds now.”

Police took Wilbraham to a hospital, where he was released about 90 minutes before the Walgreens robbery, where police say they found other demand notes in his pockets.

Wilbraham doesn’t have a defense attorney listed in court records.