October 10, 2009

Another robbery of prescription drugs--this time at Walgreen's on North Main Street

Walnut Creek Police are searching for a man wearing a baseball cap who robbed the Walgreens on North Main Street of prescription drugs Friday afternoon.

Lt. Brian Hill says the robber entered the store at about 3:40 p.m. and approached the pharmacist. He told the pharmacist he had a gun, although no weapon was seen, and demanded prescription medications. He was given undisclosed medications and fled to fled to a nearby vehicle, which was last seen going south on Interstate 680.

The suspect is described as a white male adult, average build and height. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, sunglasses, blue denim jeans, a baseball cap and white shoes.

There's no word yet on whether this robbery is related to a heist at the Safeway pharmacy in Walnut Creek on September 23. In that case, a white male adult, also wearing a baseball cap, handed the pharmacist a note demanding Oxycodone and Norco. He made off with five bottles of medication.

Anyone with information about either case is encouraged to call the Walnut Creek Police at (925)943-5844.


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Anonymous said...

I bet these pills they are stealing are going for top dollar. People dont have health insurance or jobs. And have no way to pay for a doctor visit to get the RX or continue with refills.

Its sad. But the "stupid" thieves are actually the smart ones. They know what sells. Now if only they could put those sales skills to use in the legit market.