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Police: Man used paper plate note to rob St. Pete CVS

ST. PETERSBURG

Police: Man robs CVS with paper plate note

Police are searching for the man who used a note written on a paper plate to steal prescription drugs from a CVS Pharmacy on Monday.

About 3 p.m., the man walked up to the pharmacy counter at 845 Fourth St. N and talked to a pharmacist about an anxiety drug the store carried, police said.

He left, but about an hour later showed up at the downtown CVS, 301 Third St. S. He implied he had a gun, and passed the pharmacy tech a note, written on a paper plate, that demanded opiate medications.

The tech wasn't sure what to do, police said. The man left.

About half an hour later, he returned to the Fourth Street N store and passed a different paper plate to the pharmacist. This one stated he had a gun, police said, and demanded prescription drugs.

The pharmacist gave him the medications and the man fled.

The man is described as white, in his mid 20s and about 6 feet tall. He has brown hair and a slender build. He was wearing a dark blue T-shirt and jeans.

Police ask that anyone with information call the non-emergency number at (727) 893-7780, Text-A-Tip to (727) 420-8911 or leave a confidential tip at (727) 892-5000.

Police: Man used paper plate note to rob St. Pete CVS 04/22/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 8:35pm]
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