Hooded man robs Newport News Walgreens wearing medical mask

Posted at 5:24 PM, Nov 18, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-18 17:24:01-05

Newport News, Va. – Police say a bold crook walked into a Newport News Walgreens wearing a medical mask on his face, but he wasn’t protecting himself from germs.

On Monday, a man walked into the 12750 location, approached the pharmacist and demanded the drug Oxycodone while holding a knife.

The pharmacist gave the man the drugs, put them in a bag along with a pack of syringes.

Police say the drugs were valued at several thousand dollars.

Officials cannot confirm that the same person was involved in a Rite Aid robbery on the same day.

If you know anything about this robbery, you’re asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.