The New York Daily News by Rocco Parascandola and Joe Kemp - May 18, 2011
A retired cop was collared Tuesday for robbing a string of Brooklyn pharmacies at gunpoint since March, police said. Salvatore DelleCave, 36, held up at least seven stores near Marine Park since March 3, cops said. DelleCave, a retired detective who was once assigned to the nearby 61st Precinct, ran out of the stores with OxyContin and other powerful painkillers, police said. DelleCave separated his shoulder in September 2007 trying to apprehend a group of robbery suspects who fled to a rooftop, police said. He retired in 2008. DelleCave was still awaiting charges on Tuesday night.