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Clearwater police seek public's help in identifying pharmacy robber

CLEARWATER — Police are asking the public to help identify a man who robbed a drugstore Monday morning.

According to Clearwater police, the man went into the CVS at 2200 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd. about 4:15 a.m. and handed a note to the pharmacist that read "OxyContin."

The man held an open pocket knife across the front of his body. The pharmacist handed over three bottles of OxyContin and the man ran away.

Police set up a perimeter, called in a Largo police dog and tried to track the man. But the scent ended just east of the CVS property at the Boulevard Mobile Home Park, and the man was not found.

He is described as white, in his early 20s, about 5-foot-5 with a medium build. He has a large tattoo on his left forearm and was last seen wearing a white and black baseball cap, a white shirt, blue jeans and white sneakers.

Clearwater police have photos of the man and are processing them to improve the quality. They will be released later Monday, said public safety spokeswoman Joelle Castelli.

Police ask anyone with information to call (727) 562-4080.

Clearwater police seek public's help in identifying pharmacy robber 10/18/10 [Last modified: Monday, October 18, 2010 2:55pm]
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