Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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July 5, 2014

Robbery of Kmart pharmacy: Search ongoing for suspect

BLUEFIELD — Police in Bluefield continued searching throughout Independence Day for the suspect in the daylight hold-up in the pharmacy of the Cumberland Road Kmart store on Thursday evening.

Det. K.L. Adams of the Bluefield Police Department said that the suspect — a 6-foot tall, heavyset white male suspect between the ages of 25-40 — entered the store at 6:46 p.m., walked up to the pharmacy wearing a black ski mask and a “neon green beanie” to conceal his head and face.

According to a prior report, the suspect stated in a note that he gave the pharmacist that he was armed and demanded oxycodone pills. Lt. G.W. Lightfoot, also of the Bluefield Police Department, said the suspect did not brandish a weapon, but reached for his waistband, indicating that he had a weapon. Adams said the suspect made off with 300 oxycodone pills that have a street value of about $9,000.

“He walked out of the store at about 6:49 p.m., and got into an older model, white, four-door SUV — possibly a Jeep Liberty or a Ranger,” Adams said. “The SUV has a black spare tire mounted externally. The SUV traveled west on Cumberland Road,” according to Adams.

Adams said that if anyone has information that would help them identify the suspect, please call the police department at (304) 327-6101.

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