Police looking for man who robbed Rite Aid, took pills

Published 12:39 pm Tuesday, October 24, 2017

By Shavonne Walker


SALISBURY — Police are looking for a man who robbed the Rite Aid Pharmacy on Monday and ran from the store with hydrocodone.

The robbery occurred just before 7:30 p.m. at the store, 640 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. A white man handed the pharmacist a note demanding pills, according to police.

The man walked into the store wearing blue jeans, gloves and a camouflage hooded jacket covering his head. Witnesses said he was 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighed about 160 pounds. He had a bushy red beard.

The man asked the pharmacist for more pills but was told that other pills were in a locked safe.

He walked into the store at 7:18 p.m. and ran out the front door at 7:22 p.m. Police officials say he left the store on foot headed behind the store toward Maupin Avenue.

Police Capt. Shelia Lingle said officers tracked the suspect near Maupin Avenue, where they found his camouflage jacket on the ground.

No arrest has been made, but police continue to investigate the robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Salisbury Police Department at 704-638-5333 or Salisbury-Rowan CrimeStoppers at 866-639-5245.