Thursday, April 26, 2018
Public safety

Clearwater man accused of stealing 1,500 pills from CVS

CLEARWATER — A 22-year-old man was arrested Thursday after police said he stole more than 1,500 prescription pills from a CVS pharmacy.

Alexander Christopher Cintron-Reyes, of 1508 Leo Lane, faces charges of robbery and trafficking in Oxycontin. He nabbed at least 10 drug bottles — worth a street value of about $10,000 — from the pharmacy at 1899 N. Highland Ave., police said.

Cintron-Reyes approached the pharmacist around 12:45 p.m., showed her a list of pills he wanted and told her she had "one minute" to hand them over, officers said.

A responding officer watched surveillance video of the robbery and relayed a description of Cintron-Reyes to detectives, who arrested him a block away from the pharmacy.

On Thursday evening, Cintron-Reyes remained in the Pinellas County Jail in lieu of $150,000.

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