Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Gunman who stole painkillers from W. Philly pharmacy sought

Cops are looking for a man who they say robbed a West Philly pharmacy at gunpoint on Monday and got away with several bottles of prescription painkillers.

Gunman who stole painkillers from W. Philly pharmacy sought

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Cops are looking for a man who they say robbed a West Philly pharmacy at gunpoint Monday and got away with several bottles of prescription painkillers.

Three employees were working at Sunray Drugs, on Market Street near 56th, when the gunman went inside the store at 10:50 a.m. Monday, police said. Surveillance video shows the man, who police say brandished a small black handgun, approaching the counter.

After an employee who saw the gun opened the door to the back room, police said, the robber ordered the three employees to the floor and loaded several bottles of Oxycodone and Percocet into a bag. He then fled on foot north on 56th Street.

The robber is described as a 160-pound black man who is 30 to 35 and between 5 feet 9 and 6 feet tall with a light complexion, curly hair, a beard and a mustache. He wore a black shirt and blue jeans and carried a black semiautomatic handgun.

Tipsters should contact the Southwest Detective Division at 215-686-3183/84, the police tip line at 215-686-8477 or submit a tip online.

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