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Originally published: 2014-02-16 23:19:02
Last modified: 2014-02-17 19:12:54

Walgreens robbed Sunday night

by Staff Reports

At about 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 16 Boone police officers responded to Walgreens, 2184 Blowing Rock Road, in reference to a robbery of prescription medication. The suspect, who left the premises prior to the arrival of police, implied that he had a firearm and threatened to use it if not provided the prescription medication.  

The suspect was described as a white male, wearing a red and black, horizontally striped jacket, with blue jeans and black tennis shoes.  The suspect is believed to be 20-30 years of age.  According to witness information, the suspect fled from the store to an awaiting blue or silver, older model Ford van, which was located in the parking lot of Makoto's.  

Anyone with information on this crime or any other crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (828) 268-6959 / (828) 737-0125 or the Boone Police Department at (828) 268-6900. All information will be kept confidential.

Editor's note: This story was updated on Feb. 17, 2014