Salisbury: Armed Robbery at Rite Aid Pharmacy on 1605 E. Innes St. Robber Demands Opioid Medication with a Threatening Note

Posted on January 10, 2018

RFP Staff

♦ The full-tilt criminal war on Salisbury area pharmacies in the name of opioids continues with no end in sight.  Rite Aid, Walgreens, and CVS pharmacies are taking hits.  So far no pharmacy employees have been shot or stabbed to our knowledge, but large quantities of opioid pills like OxyContin and Hydrocodone have made it into the community.

According to Salisbury Police sources the Rite Aid Pharmacy at 1605 E. Innes Street was the victim of a “robbery-firearm” on Tuesday night.  A white male, said to be in his mid-40s to early 50s, stepped up to the pharmacy counter and passed a threatening note alleging a gun and demanding opioid medications.  The robber received an undisclosed amount of opioid pills and immediately fled the premises.

The crime was reported to 911 dispatch at 8:43 p.m.

Officers arrived quickly on the scene and searched a wide area around the pharmacy, but came up empty handed. People around Aldi’s noted heightened police activity in the area.

Rite Aid Pharmacy, 1605 E. Innes Street, Salisbury, N.C.:

Hopefully Rite Aid will post security cam stills of the robber as they have in the past.

No one was injured during the robbery.

The robber was described being a white male in his mid-40s to early 50s, with a salt and pepper beard, about 5 foot 5 inches to 5 foot 9 inches tall, and a medium build. He wore a hoodie pulled around his head.

At this time the Police have named no suspects or made arrests.

Location Rite Aid Pharmacy, 1605 E. Innes Street, Salisbury, N.C.:

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 a reward of up to $1,000, information can be submitted 24/7 via the web: or by calling the Salisbury-Rowan Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.

**This article will be updated as more information arrives.**

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