Rock Hill man charged in Walgreens pharmacy armed robbery

jzou@heraldonline.comSeptember 9, 2013 


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Lancaster police on Monday identified a Rock Hill man in connection with an armed robbery at a Walgreens pharmacy last week.

Richard Wayne Jackson Jr., 35, was arrested this weekend after a string of unrelated crimes in York County and in North Carolina, according to a release from the Lancaster Police Department.

Investigators believe Jackson may also be responsible for the robbery last Wednesday evening where a man went to the Lancaster store’s pharmacy counter demanding several prescription drugs.

According to reports, the robber asked for Hydrocodone, Xanax, Diazepam and Klonopin, and then pointed a gun at an employee before driving away in his car with the bag of pills.

Jackson will eventually be brought back to Lancaster and charged with armed robbery and possession of a firearm during a violent crime.

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