Deputies seek gunman in Walgreens holdup
Authorities are looking for a man who stole money from a drug store under the guise of buying a white teddy bear for his daughter's birthday.
About 6:14 a.m. Sunday, the man entered Walgreens at 4637 Sunray Drive, selected the teddy bear from aisle six and approached the counter as if he was going to pay for the toy, according to a report from the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. When the clerk opened the register, the man said, "give it to me now."
The clerk saw a silver handgun in the front of the man's jacket, the report said. The man stole an undisclosed amount of money and fled on foot.
The Sheriff's Office says the man is white, medium build, with short brown hair, and appears to be between 35 and 45 years old. He was wearing a camouflaged baseball hat, blue jeans, a dark jean jacket and tennis shoes. Anyone with information should call the sheriff's office tips line toll-free at 1-800-706-2488.