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Police searching for man in North Charleston CVS armed robbery

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Investigators are looking for an armed robbery suspect who stole drugs from a pharmacy in North Charleston early Tuesday morning.

Shortly before 5 a.m., the North Charleston Police Department responded to the CVS Pharmacy at 5215 Ashley Phosphate Road in reference to an armed robbery.

Store employees said a man carrying a gun told the employees to lead him back to the pharmacy. The suspect then ordered the pharmacist to give him Oxycontin. A police report states that several bottles of drugs were then placed in a CVS plastic bag.

The suspect the store towards the back of the building.

Police describe the suspect as a white male, 6-foot, 140 pounds, wearing dark long pants, dark long sleeve shirt, black boots, a dark ball cap, wearing what appeared to be shoe polish on his face and dark brown gloves.

The same store was hit by a person wearing what looked like shoe polish on his face back on July 17th. Police found that suspect at a nearby house after they say he had an overdose. Authorities are continuing the investigation.

Anyone with information should contact North Charleston Police at 554-5700 or Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.

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