Pharmacy robber’s note: “I have a gun”

A surveillance photo of the man identified as the suspect in the robbery of a Walgreens on March 18, 2015.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)  Fort Wayne police are looking for the man who held up a Walgreens late Wednesday morning after handing a pharmacist a note that claimed he had a gun.

According to police, the man, who appeared to be in his mid-sixties to 70-years-old, walked up to the pharmacy counter, held out a piece of paper and told the pharmacist, “I need you to read this very carefully.”  The pharmacist noted that the note said something about oxy and percocet, but when she saw the words, “I have a gun,” she got scared and didn’t pay attention to the rest of the note.  The pharmacist told police the man had one of his hands in his pocket the entire time as if he had a gun.  She then handed over a bottle of Oxycodone and told the robber he would have to wait if he wanted more.  He decided not to wait and left the store.

The Walgreens located at State and Coliseum was robbed on March 18, 2015.
The Walgreens located at State and Coliseum was robbed on March 18, 2015.

One employee followed the robber outside and watched him walk to the north.

The suspect is described as being a white male, 5′ 5′ tall, with an average build, grey hair and grey facial hair.  He was wearing a black hoodie with sunglasses.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 436-7867.

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