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Gunman takes OxyContin from Sweetbay pharmacy in Holiday

HOLIDAY — Pasco sheriff's deputies are looking for the man who robbed a Sweetbay supermarket pharmacy about 11:30 a.m. Friday.

Authorities say the man approached the pharmacy counter, displayed a gun wrapped in newspaper and demanded the clerk give him OxyContin, a potent, addictive painkiller.

The robber received an undisclosed amount, then fled the store at 3406 U.S. 19. No one was injured.

The robber is a white man, 25 to 35 years old, about 6 feet tall and 200 pounds. He was wearing a Rays baseball cap, sunglasses, a dark-colored, long-sleeve dress shirt, brown tie, light-colored dress pants and black shoes, the Sheriff's Office said.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Detective Greg Hinnant toll-free at 1-800-854-2862.

Gunman takes OxyContin from Sweetbay pharmacy in Holiday 05/23/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 27, 2008 4:09pm]
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