Police searching for gunman who robbed Lancaster pharmacy

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comSeptember 6, 2013 

Police want help identifying this man, who they say walked into a Lancaster Walgreens and stole prescription medications.


— Police are searching for a gunman they say walked into a Lancaster Walgreens on Wednesday and demanded prescription pills before he held a gun in the face of a store employee.

At about 6:50 p.m., police were called to the Walgreens at 1101 S.C. 9 Bypass West, according to the Lancaster Police Department. Witnesses told police the suspect left the store in a grey or tan Toyota, possibly a Camry, and made a right turn onto Gillsbrook Drive.

Police searched for the robber, but were unable to find him. Witnesses told police that a man wearing a burgundy hoodie and black shorts walked to the store’s pharmacy counter and began listing prescription medications he wanted: Hydrocodone, Xanax, Diazepam and Klonopin.

When the pharmacy technician asked the man a question, he pulled up the front of his shirt and said, “I want it all now.”

The employee told police she did not see a gun, but saw some type of object in his waistband, police said. He repeated his demand for pills as a pharmacist began to fill a bag with pills.

A third pharmacy employee walked out of sight of the gunman and called 911, police said.

The gunman left with the bag of pills and walked to the front of the store, police said. When the employee who called police followed him, he turned and pointed a gun in his face before walking out.

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