♦ According to Salisbury Police sources a white male claiming to be armed with a knife and a threatening note held up the Walgreens on 705 W. Jake Alexander Boulevard Wednesday at 9 p.m. for a bag filled with an undisclosed amount of oxycodone pills, a powerful synthetic opioid painkiller aka “Hillbilly Heroin”. Whenever and wherever a pharmacy in the Salisbury area is stuck-up, the favorite “request” is oxycodone.
Just before closing a white male with a salt and pepper beard, wearing a grey hoodie sweatshirt, dark pants, and a winter style cap (toboggan) walked immediately to the rear of Walgreens where he called over to a pharmacy tech and handed him a note that basically said if you don’t give me the oxycodone I’d start killing people. The robber said he was armed with a knife. The tech in turn passed the note to the pharmacist on duty. For a moment or two the pair appeared to be moving too slowly for the robber who allegedly warned the pharmacist to hurry up or he’d start killing people. The pharmacist placed 1,952 assorted oxycodone pills with an estimated value of $2,215 in a bag and handed it to the robber. Neither the pharmacist or the tech ever saw a weapon displayed.
The robber headed out of Walgreens to the rear of the building where he disappeared on foot into a wooded area off Mooresville Road.
Walgreens security cam still of the suspect:
Walgreens security cam still of the suspect entering the store:
The case remains under investigation. No suspects are named yet.
Walgreens at 705 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. in Salisbury, N.C.:
Map of Walgreens location in Salisbury:
Citizens having any knowledge about this crime are urged to call the Salisbury Police at 704-638-5333. If you fear retribution, want to remain anonymous and possibly collect an award of up to $1,000, information can be submitted 24/7 via the web: http://tips.salisburyrowancrimestoppers.org/ or by calling the Salisbury-Rowan Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.
**This article will be updated as soon as more information arrives.**