Police searching for Walgreen’s robber
This security video image shows the suspect holding a gun to a Fayetteville Walgreen's pharmacist. (Photo provided by Fayetteville Police Department)

Police searching for Walgreen’s robber

This security video image shows the suspect holding a gun to a Fayetteville Walgreen's pharmacist. (Photo provided by Fayetteville Police Department)
This security video image shows the suspect holding a gun to a Fayetteville Walgreen’s pharmacist. (Photo provided by Fayetteville Police Department)

An “armed and extremely dangerous” robber is on the run after hitting three Walgreen’s pharmacies in three cities, say Fayetteville Police, and in each case the man is said to have been after prescription drugs.

According to Lieutenant Mike Whitlow, public information officer with the Fayetteville Police Department, an early-20s black male wearing blue jeans, a gray hooded sweatshirt and a black baseball cap hit the northern Fayetteville Walgreen’s around 8:50 p.m. on Friday, approaching the pharmacy counter, brandished a black revolver and demanded two different kinds of drugs.

“The pharmacist screamed and attempted to run away,” Whitlow said. “The suspect initially grabbed her but let go and fled the store without receiving any drugs.”

Whitlow said it is probably the same suspect who successfully robbed the Peachtree City Walgreen’s near the Hwy. 54 and Peachtree Parkway intersection just afte 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11. Judging by security camera footage, it is also the same suspect wanted in a recent Stockbridge Walgreen’s robbery.

A clearer picture of the suspect's face was provided by the security camera at the Stockbridge Walgreen's. (Photo supplied by Fayetteville Police Department)
A clearer picture of the suspect’s face was provided by the security camera at the Stockbridge Walgreen’s. (Photo supplied by Fayetteville Police Department)

Anyone with information may contact the Fayetteville Police Department at 770-461-4441 or via the Fayette County 911 center’s non-emergency number: 770-461-HELP. If you come in contact with the suspect, call 911.