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CVS robbery could be linked to other pharmacy robberies

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – Charleston police are investigating another armed robbery at a pharmacy. This time, police say a suspect robbed the CVS Pharmacy on Ashley River Road in West Ashley Wednesday night.

According to authorities, the pharmacy was robbed around 9:30 p.m. by a man who stole an undetermined amount of oxycotin. Witnesses told police that the man implied that he had a handgun, but never showed the weapon.

The Plantation Pharmacy in James Island was robbed around 2 p.m. Wednesday. Investigators say it is too early to determine whether this robbery is connected to other recent pharmacy robberies in the area.

In the CVS robbery, witnesses say the suspect approached the pharmacy and told an employee at the counter to give him the narcotics, the oxycotin and loritab, and instructed her not to "hit the button." The witnesses said the suspect had his hand under his shirt like he had a gun.

The employee filled a bag with several prescription pill bottles and the suspect took the bag and fled the store.

The suspect is about 5'10" and is described as heavy set. He was last seen wearing a dark colored hoodie, wearing a dark shirt, a baseball cap and a black bandanna on his face.

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