Police probing string of pharmacy robberies

Thursday, July 23, 2009 at 1:32pm
Staff reports

A Walgreens in Hermitage is the latest victim in a string of pharmacy robberies in Middle Tennessee that began Sunday in Murfreesboro.

Metro Police said a man allegedly armed with a gun walked into Walgreens on Central Pike in Hermitage about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and demanded OxyContin and other drugs.

The pharmacist complied and the robber ran away. No one was injured in the robbery.

The suspect in Wednesday’s robbery matches the description of a man who allegedly robbed the CVS Pharmacy at 1793 Gallatin Pike on Tuesday night, according to police.

In that incident, the suspect presented a robbery demand note for OxyContin.

The suspect is described as a white man with a large nose. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. He fled in a newer model gold Cadillac.

A man matching the same description robbed a Rite Aid pharmacy Sunday in Murfreesboro.
Anyone with information about the suspect is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME or North Precinct detectives at 862-7901.