Thursday, March 28, 2013
The Summerville Police Department is looking into at least two pharmacy robberies that have occurred within the past two weeks.
The Walgreens on Trolley Road was robbed a little before 10 p.m. March 21, according to a Summerville Police Department incident report.
According to the report, a lone suspect entered the store, walked up to the pharmacy counter and handed the pharmacist a pad of paper on which was written Give Me all Your Oxy.” The pharmacist said the subject told her to get a bag and put bottles into it. She opened the safe, grabbed several bottles, and put them into a bag. The suspect then asked what she had given him and she told him Oxycodone 15 and 30 mg, to which he replied, “That’s good, thanks ma’am,” and left the store.
The suspect was described as a 35-45 year old white male about 5 feet six inches tall and 150 pounds wearing a baseball cap, glasses and a big fake mustache. He may have left the scene in a small silver or gray pickup truck.
The two clerks at the front counter did not see anything and did not know why police officers arrived at first, however, one described the subject that left as having black “messy looking” long hair.
A second robbery occurred at about 6 a.m. March 26 at the CVS located at 301 North Main Street.
According to Capt. Jon Rogers of the Summerville Police Department, a lone suspect entered the store armed with a hammer, went to the pharmacy, and demanded oxycontin. Staff complied with his demands and the suspect fled on foot with an unknown amount of the medication.
The suspect in this incident is described as a white male, approximately 5 foot 6 inches tall, weighing approximately 135 pounds. The suspect had his face covered.
No customers were in the business at the time of the robbery.
No one was injured in either incident, Rogers said.
SPD is investigating both robberies but Rogers said it is too early to determine whether the two incidents are connected.
Anyone with any information should contact the Summerville Police Department at 843-851-4100.