Officials searching for armed robbery suspect
by Joshua Sharpe
August 02, 2013 12:35 PM | 2454 views | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Police are searching for a man who allegedly held up a pharmacy on Marietta Highway in Canton on Thursday night.
Police are searching for a man who allegedly held up a pharmacy on Marietta Highway in Canton on Thursday night.
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Police are searching for a man who they say used a gun to hold up a pharmacy in Canton on Thursday night and then made off with a substantial amount of prescription drugs.

The suspect went into the Rite Aid on Marietta Highway at about 7:30 p.m. and handed a pharmacist a note asking for prescription drugs, said Pacer Cordry, spokesman for the Canton Police Department.

After handing over the note, the man showed the pharmacist a handgun he had tucked in his

waistband, Cordry said.

Cordry said the suspect then left through the front entrance of the store and fled on foot with a “large quantity” of drugs.

“Detectives processed the scene and collected evidence that will be analyzed at the crime lab,” Cordry said.

Detectives also obtained a photo of the suspect caught on the pharmacy’s surveillance camera.

The suspect is described as a white man about 6 feet tall wearing a straw hat, white button-up shirt, blue jeans and sneakers, Cordry said.

Names or classifications of the drugs stolen by the man are not being released at the request of investigators, Cordry said.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or contact Detective Drew Henson at (770) 720-4883 or dhenson@canton-georgia.com.

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