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Portsmouth police investigating pharmacy robbery

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Posted at 11:34 AM, Jun 08, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-08 13:14:31-04

Portsmouth, Va. – Police are currently investigating a robbery at a pharmacy in Portsmouth.

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit responded to the CVS Pharmacy in the 1800 block of Frederick Boulevard in Portsmouth just before 10 a.m. Sunday morning.

Police say a man came in the store and demanded prescription drugs from the pharmacy employees. Even though he did not display a weapon, employees felt that his actions implied that he could have possibly been armed.

After taking the prescription drugs police say the suspect fled on foot. No one was injured in the incident.

The suspect is described as a man in his 20’s wearing a gray hoodie and carrying a black backpack.

If you have any information about this robbery, you are asked to call the CrimeLine at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.