St. Petersburg Police are seeking help in identifying a robbery suspect who implied a weapon and demanded prescription medication form two separate CVS pharmacies.
On Monday, April 21, 2014 at 3 p.m., the suspect consulted with the pharmacist about an anxiety drug at the CVS located at 845 4th St. North. He left the store without incident.
The same afternoon at approximately 4:05 p.m., the same suspect entered the CVS at 301 3rd St. South and attempted to rob the pharmacy of prescription medication. During this attempt, he approached the pharmacy counter, implied a firearm and passed the pharmacy tech a note written on a paper plate that demanded opiate type medications. The tech was unsure of what to do and was told by the suspect to remain calm. The tech continued to help customers and the suspect left after a short period of time.
After leaving the 3rd St. South CVS, he returned to the CVS at 845 4th St. North at about 4:31 p.m. He entered the store, approached the pharmacy counter and passed a different paper plate to the pharmacist stating that he had a gun and that he demanded prescription meds. The pharmacist complied with the demand and the suspect fled the store with an undisclosed amount of prescription medications.
Suspect Description: Male, mid 20’s, 6’00”, slender build, light brown hair, dark blue t-shirt and jeans.
St. Petersburg Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect in these cases. Anyone with information should call the non-emergency number at 727-893-7780, Text-A-Tip to 727-420-8911 or leave a confidential tip at 727-892-5000.