Cops: Suspect gave Walgreens staff 2 minutes to hand over pills

Surveillance photos of Walgreens robbery suspect. (Source: SPD)
Surveillance photos of Walgreens robbery suspect. (Source: SPD)

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - Summerville police say they are searching for a suspect who robbed a drug store Tuesday night after giving employees two minutes to hand over multiple prescription drugs.

According to a police report, the robbery occurred Tuesday around 6:20 p.m. at Walgreens located at 1120 North Main Street.

Police say the male suspect walked up to the pharmacy counter after using the restroom and told a pharmacist, "I'm sorry to do this to you but you have two minutes to give me Opana and  Oxycodone."

The suspect, who kept his left hand in his pocket the entire time, then began counting down from two minutes out loud, according to the pharmacist.

The pharmacists, along with another employee, gave the suspect two open bottles of Oxycodone and an open bottle of Opana, the report states.

Police say the suspect took the prescription pills and said he was "real sorry", before leaving the drug store on foot.

According to the report, the suspect got away with 27 tablets of 30mg Oxycodone, 27 tablets of 20mg Oxycodone, and approximately 10 tablets of 5mg Opana.

A witness spotted the suspect walking with a brown paper bag near Famularis Pizza. Police say the suspect was tracked by a K-9 to the 500 building of Vista Sands, but they were unable to locate the suspect.

If you have any information regarding this robbery, call CRIME STOPPERS at 843-554-1111.

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