Man drags, robs woman in Walgreen's parking lot - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Man drags, robs woman in Walgreen's parking lot

(Walgreens Surveillance Footage) (Walgreens Surveillance Footage)
(Walgreens Surveillance Footage) (Walgreens Surveillance Footage)
(Walgreens Surveillance Footage) (Walgreens Surveillance Footage)

Memphis Police are looking for a man who they said dragged a woman with his car as he stole her prescription drugs outside a Walgreen's drug store. 

The incident happened Saturday, July 11 at 12:40 a.m. at the 24-hour Walgreen's in the 4600 block of Summer Avenue. 

Police said the suspect took Xanax pills from the victim as she tried to get into her car. 

During a brief struggle, police said the man injured the victim by dragging her with his car before leaving the scene.

Police shared photos of the suspect and the car he was driving: A black Mercedes Benz with custom chrome rims on all tires except the rear, driver-side rim. 

It is unclear if the man was watching the victim while she made her purchase and followed her out, but security footage shows the man inside the store.

A crime track of the store shows eight crimes in the last three months, including two prescription drug robberies, two thefts from motor vehicles, one stolen car, one simple assault, one glass pipe drug seizure and one shoplifting of several boxes of cigarettes.

Frequent customer Danny Stanley said someone once pulled a knife on him at the store.

"I hate that crime has come to my neighborhood,” said customer Blount Smith. “But I still will be shopping at my neighborhood merchants because I believe in it and this is an excellent Walgreen's."

The DEA said Hydrocodone, Soma and Xanax are the top three drugs thieves target.

"I'm just very alert,” Smith said. “I have keys on hand and I act like I know what I'm doing."

Police encourage you to watch for people hanging around, not buying anything.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH. 

Walgreen's cannot comment on ongoing investigations, but Walgreen's Spokesman Phil Caruso said, "The safety of our customers and employees is a top concern and we are always evaluating our security protocols."

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