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Armed Robbery at Flagler Beach’s CVS on SR100; Oxycontin-Filching Suspects Caught

| April 21, 2011

The CVS pharmacy on State Road 100 was open for business after the robbery this evening. (© FlaglerLive)

Last Updated: April 22, 4:01 p.m.

The CVS pharmacy on State Road 100 in Flagler Beach, across from the Publix shopping center, was the scene of an armed robbery this afternoon, just after 5 p.m. No one was hurt, and the suspects were caught, a Flagler County Sheriff’s Office spokesman said.

The robbery took place at 5:05 p.m. Oxycontin, again, was the motive. Oxycontin and Oxycodone are addictive prescription pain killers that have become the common denominator in numerous pharmacy robberies lately, including two earlier last week–in Volusia and St. Johns counties–that triggered a high-speed chase through Flagler County, from south to north. Those suspects were arrested in St. Johns County.

Matthias Sieber

The robbery at the CVS, at the intersection of SR100 and John Anderson Highway, involved two men: Matthias Sieber, 26, of 125 Raintree Circle ion Palm Coast. He is charged with aggravated assault with intent to committee a felony, robbery with a weapon and trafficking in oxycodone. He is being held in the Flagler County Inmate Facility in lieu of $40,000 bond. And Joseph Milici, 32, of 45 Kanakakee Trail. He is charged as a principal to armed robbery, aggravated assault and trafficking. He also is being held on $40,000 bond.

A store clerk reported a man wearing a hoodie and dark glasses had demanded oxycodone. That was Sieber, who is a native of Berlin, Germany. Sieber, according to the clerk, displayed a handgun that was tucked in his waistband.

Sieber and Milici got into a small white car and drove down John Anderson Highway, and were at one point detected heading toward U.S. 1 on Old Dixie Highway.

Units of the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office and the Flagler Beach Police Department converged on the area. The on-ramp to I-95, from Old Dixie Highway, was closed. The suspects were stopped on Old Dixie on the approach to I-95, and arrested.

Joseph Milici

Before the arrest, deputies reported that one of the suspects threw out the gun and 10 bottles of the prescription drug out of the window of the vehicle. Sheriff’s K-9 units recovered all the discarded property.

As of 7 p.m., business had returned to normal at the pharmacy. At 6:45 p.m., several sheriff’s office units were still in the parking lot, and a Flagler Beach Police Department unit, one of its cops carrying several yellow manila evidence envelopes, drove away. The arrest was carried out by the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, but it’s a Flagler Beach case.

Sieber has been arrested a half dozen times in Volusia County, going back eight years, including several recent arrests on grand theft charges.

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15 Responses for “Armed Robbery at Flagler Beach’s CVS on SR100; Oxycontin-Filching Suspects Caught”

  1. FBPD Why? says:

    If the FCSO did every thing why do we have a beach police dept.? One beach officer, where were the Sgt.s and detective? Good job FCSO. Maybe it’s time to get rid of FBPD and let the SO take over.

  2. Dee says:

    bringing a gun into a place my family (small kids) frequent, lock the pieces of trash up for a long time. no oxy in prison, i’m guessing?

  3. NortonSmitty says:

    FBPD Why? Strange name for a snake.

  4. John Smith says:

    Move to the county and they can be your protectors. The Beach is the Beach do not believe there are any Beach PD at 95 and Old Dixie probably lucky enough that the county was there.

    You probably got a parking ticket at the beach so now you are mad at them come on they did there job.

  5. lawabidingcitizen says:

    All city services should be handled by the county. FB ain’t what it once was, i.e., a place that took pride in being a wonderful place to live. Our elected officials only care about a handful of merchants and their bottom lines subsidized by us taxpayers.

    Oh and BTW, I didn’t get a ticket at the beach, I live there, but I’d gladly move to the country if the value of my home wasn’t down the drain.

  6. Barbara says:

    The FBPD and FBFD are a blessing to all that live in Flager Beach. Do you have any idea how long it would take the County to come and help us in a real emergency? Let’s be happy we have both to help us when we are in real trouble.

  7. SSDD says:

    No Barb, he doesn’t… All he does is whine about them because they cost him money… He has probably never had to use them and wouldn’t know the difference. He has no idea that the wonderful county pulls the ambulance out of FB to go cover Palm Coast or other areas of the county when their ambulnaces get busy. When it gets busy at the beach, do they get coverage, NO… So guess who is left to be there when someone dials 911, The FLAGLER BEACH Fire & Police… I agree with John Smith, lawabidingwhiner, Your so unhappy with the way the City and it’s departments are ran, PACK YOUR SHIT AND GET OUT!!!! Housing values keeping you here, rent it out and use that to make your payment…

  8. Yes says:

    About two minutes Barbara. FCSO backs up FBPD quite frequently.

  9. Yes says:

    Really SSDD? That’s terrible. So the county leaves FB without a Rescue truck? Can you be more specific? I guess no medical calls occur in FB and the county unit never has to transport anyone from there to the hospital?

  10. Pat says:

    We not only have a problem with criminals in Flagler and Volusia counties, but with judges. Why is a criminal who has been arrested 6 times in eight years not sent away for 15-20 years or more for being a repeat offender. Time to get serious about crime.

  11. T says:

    fpbd is great and did there job right. They responed fast and were involved with pulling over the suspects. High five flaggler beach pd.

  12. John Smith says:

    Yes, The county takes THERE Rescue out of the city to either cover the county at the airport or transport to Orlando, Jacksonville, Gainesville, or Daytona, at which time Yes the city is WITHOUT a rescue. They can be gone for hours if not the day for transport so now you have to wait while another unit comes from out of the city. The FBFD guys do a GREAT JOB covering the city while waiting on a Rescue unit that is not in the city but sitting at the airport or coming from the Hammock or Palm Coast which takes the VITAL minutes in a matter of life and death. Yes, DO NOT DOUBT the ability of the FBFD and its VOLUNTEERS they are very well trained and they are here 24/7.
    Yes, the FBPD here is also 24/7 able to do the job and Yes, there again you say minutes for the county to back them up which is still having to WAIT on the county.
    People need to get over the thought that they think the county does it ALL and realize that the cities in the area have groups of people in there own cities that takes care of them very well for there tax money.
    The county takes care of the county and HELPS the cities thats it.
    Yes, go to the FD, go to the PD ask some questions, they will tell you or even show you the numbers, I DID and have personally observed it.

  13. Sue says:

    It is sad to be told that these criminals with past history’s will probably be released to the public soon. “Armed Robbery?”

  14. Sue says:

    Flagler Beach did a great job in apprehending these guys and should be commeded for their actions rather that being chastised. If the public knew the real story they would not be so critical – Thank you Flagler Beach Police Dept. My life is in your hands and I appreciate your prompt response.

  15. Yes says:

    What’s the real story Sue? If you know it then why not share?

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