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Armed robber gets OxyContin from busy CVS store in Myrtle Beach (with video)

Myrtle Beach police are searching for a gunman who robbed the CVS store at 38th Avenue North and U.S. 17 Bypass late Thursday, and stole a quantity of OxyContin.

The robbery occurred about 11 p.m. Thursday when the man went into the store and presented a note to the pharmacist, according to the police report. The note demanded the drugs and the man threatened the employees.

No shots were fired and no one was hurt during the incident, police said.

The man walked into the store and waited a while in the pharmacy section until some customers left, police said. Two employees asked the man if he needed assistance and he told them he was waiting on a prescription.

The man then gave the pharmacist the note demanded the drugs and pulled up his shirt to reveal the handgun, according to the report. The suspect demanded the other employees keep their hands on the counter during the incident.

The man walked out of the store, but employees were not sure if the man ran away or left in a vehicle.