Monday, April 18, 2011

Police Investigating Drug Store Robbery

Cookeville police detectives investigating the robbery of a local drug store on Sunday say the robber did not want cash; he wanted medication.  According to authorities, someone walked into the Rite Aid pharmacy off South Willow Avenue just after noon on Sunday and handed the pharmacist a note, demanding hypodermic syringes and specific types of prescription pills.  Police say the suspect made off with some $3,000 worth of drugs.  He was described as a white male, about 5'7", and weighing about 170 pounds. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a dark black ball cap and dark sunglasses, and may have left the area in an older model Ford vehicle. Anyone with information that may help is asked to call Crimestoppers at 520-7867.