Police search for man who robbed CVS Pharmacy - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Police search for man who robbed CVS Pharmacy

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Police are looking for a man who robbed the CVS Pharmacy at the intersection of Union Avenue and Cooper Street on Saturday morning.

According to police, an employee at the pharmacy said a man jumped across the counter with a small handgun and demanded specific prescription pills.

The witness then told police that the suspect waved the gun in his direction and ordered him to place the pills in a beige pillow case. He then ordered another employee to give him some 30 milligram Oxycodone pills.

After the witnesses gave him the pills he demanded, the suspect jumped back over the counter and ran from the building.

Police say he may have left in a white vehicle that was parked strangely in front of the building. Police later found an abandoned white Pontiac Vibe near the intersection of Madison Avenue and Edgewood Street.

Witnesses told police the driver of the vehicle was a man wearing a white floppy hat, which matched the description of the suspect given by CVS employees.

CVS customers say this incident proves that drug addiction is a sad and scary fact of life.

"I am surprised that it happened so early in the morning when there is so much traffic and a police station so close," said one customer. "That is disturbing because it does speak to the volume of addiction problems that lead them to desperate acts."

Police have not arrested anyone in connection with this investigation.

If you have any information that could help police, call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.

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