Myrtle Beach police investigate pharmacy robbery

troot@thesunnews.comMay 14, 2013 

— Myrtle Beach police are searching for a man in an armed robbery of a local pharmacy of prescription drugs, according to a police report.

Officers were called about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday to CVS at 1303 38th Ave. N., in Myrtle Beach for the robbery, police said.

A 59-year-old woman told officers she was sitting in a vehicle outside the store waiting for another person, who was inside, when she saw the man walk by and look into the vehicle, according to the report. Soon after he went in, the woman said the man ran out of the store holding a bag and was last seen crossing U.S. 17 Bypass.

A CVS employee told police he was standing behind the pharmacy counter when the man approached, placed a note on the counter and demanded Oxycodone, according to the report. The employee said the man told him not to make a scene before the employee handed over about 214 Oxycodone 30 milligram pills and two 5 milligram Oxycodone pills.

The pills were valued at nearly $300.

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