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Pharmacy robbed in Portsmouth

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Posted at 3:56 PM, Sep 16, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-16 15:56:26-04

Portsmouth, Va. – Police are investigating a robbery that occurred at the Walgreens Pharmacy located in the 5900 block of High Street W.

The call came in at approximately 2:09 p.m. on Monday, September 15, 2014.

According to detectives, the suspect approached the pharmacy consultation area, told employees that he had a gun, and demanded prescription drugs. The employee complied with the suspect’s demands and the suspect left the location, getting into a silver or gray vehicle waiting nearby. That vehicle was last seen headed toward the City of Chesapeake, police say.

The suspect is described as a white male with blonde hair and blue eyes. He stood approximately 5’6” to 5’7” tall and weighed between 300 – 350 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt, blue baseball cap, and blue jeans.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Portsmouth Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Tipsters never have to give their name or testify in court. If a tipster’s information leads to an arrest they could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.