Suspect sought in pharmacy robbery

An image captured from video shows a suspect in a Thursday night robbery at the CVS Pharmacy at 1379 North Frederick Pike, north of Winchester. Photo courtesy Frederick County Sheriff's Office

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a suspect in an armed robbery that was reported shortly before 9 p.m. on Thursday at the CVS pharmacy at 1379 N. Frederick Pike.

A written statement from the Sheriff’s Office said the robber approached the pharmacy counter in the rear of the store, showed a handgun that remained in his waistband and demanded prescription drugs. The pharmacist then gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of prescription drugs.

The Sheriff’s Office said the suspect, whose image was captured on store security cameras, fled on foot in an unknown direction. No one was injured.

The suspect is described as a thin male in his early 20s, about 5 feet 10 inches with a hooded green jacket, striped pajama style pants, black gloves and black shoes.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Lt. K. Covert with the Sheriff’s Office at 504-6521 or Crime Solvers at 665-8477.