Police seek to ID Walgreens robber

Friday, November 19, 2010 at 2:13pm
Staff reports

Metro police detectives are working to identify the gunman who robbed two Walgreens pharmacies of pain medication Thursday evening, department officials said Friday.

The first robbery occurred at 5:50 p.m. at the Walgreens located at 2819 Nolensville Pike, followed by a second hold-up at the 2611 Franklin Pike Walgreens at 8:10 p.m. In both cases, police said the suspect walked to the pharmacy counter and, at gunpoint, demanded pain medication. He fled in a mid-90s white or silver sedan, possibly a Ford Crown Victoria.

Police said the suspect is a white man likely in his mid-20s with brown hair and a beard. He is approximately 5-foot-10 with a medium to heavy build. During the first robbery, he wore a ball cap, a long-sleeve black shirt and long light blue denim shorts. In the second robbery, he wore a gray hooded sweatshirt and a gray knit hat.

Anyone who has information regarding the robberies is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME. Citizens can also send an electronic tip to Crime Stoppers by texting the word “CASH” along with their message to 274637 (CRIMES) or online at www.nashvillecrimestoppers.com.

Persons who contact Crime Stoppers by phone or text message can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward. 

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