Police are looking for a man in a baseball cap, who robbed the pharmacy at Safeway Wednesday afternoon of five bottles of prescription medication, specifically Oxycodone and Norco.
Here are the details from Lt. Shelley James:
On September 23, 2009 at approximately 3:05 p.m., the suspect entered the grocery store at 600 S. Broadway. The suspect approached the pharmacy manager and produced a handwritten note demanding all of the Oxycodone and Norco prescription medication they had. The suspect made off with 5 bottles of medication. No weapon was used or seen during the robbery.
The suspect left the store on foot in an unknown direction. Officers responded to the scene and searched the surrounding area with negative results.
The suspect was described as a white male adult early 20s, 5 feet 10 inches, medium build, clean shaven, dark hair covered by a dark colored baseball cap, and wearing a dark polo shirt with a white stripe and light colored shorts.
Anyone with information on this robbery should call the Walnut Creek Police Department at (925) 943-5844.
Oxycodone is an an opioid analgesic medication. The best known drug containing oxycodone, OxyContin (Rush Limbaugh's drug of choice?). It is "notable for its sales; for controversies concerning its patent status and marketing; and for its potentials for hazardous use, harmful use, and dependence. Norco consists of acetaminophen and hydrocodone, also an opioid, which is commonly sold under the name Vicodin.