Police searching for suspect in N. Charleston Walgreens robbery

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Police are on the lookout for a man who robbed a Walgreens in North Charleston.

On Saturday night, North Charleston police responded to the Walgreens on 8395 Dorchester Road in reference to an armed robbery.

The victim said around 7:07 p.m., a man approached the consultation counter and placed a note, which he held with tweezers, on the counter.

The note read,"Pain killers now or get hurt."

The victim then asked the suspect what kind of pain killers he wanted to which the suspect replied,"Oxycontin."

Police say the victim didn't understand and asked the suspect if he meant oxycodone. The suspect then said,"No, contin."

The victim then cleared the safe of oxycontin, placed them in a bag and handed it to the suspect who then left the store.

A K-9 unit conducted a track that led to the area of Indigo Fields subdivision but was lost at a vacant home on Indigo Fields Boulevard. Police say the area is near La Chappelle Drive where a subject, who is known to commit similar crimes, lives.

The suspect is described as a white man in his 30s, 6-foot to 6'2" tall, 175 pounds, medium build and red hair. The suspect was wearing a dark full length jacket with a white shirt underneath, a green baseball cap with a white emblem on it and blue jeans.

The victim told police that around noon that day, a woman entered the store and asked if the victim was aware of the gas stations that had been robbed in the area. A police report states that the woman continued to ask him about any robberies in the area and gave concern for the store "if they were to get robbed today."

According to the victim, he found it strange that the woman kept repeating the information with the store getting robbed that night.

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