A Florida man in a surgical mask was caught by the police following a near-getaway after allegedly stealing thousands of pills in an alleged armed robbery of a pharmacy.
At approximately 6:00 p.m. on October 20, a man wearing a surgical mask and a hat walked into a CVS Pharmacy in Orlando.
He reportedly approached the clerk at the counter and handed them a note. The writing on the piece of paper allegedly said to give him all bottles of Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, Xanax, Adderall, Liquid codeine/promethazine, and Viagra they had in stock. The note reportedly specified that he would shoot the person closest to him if the pharmacy workers did not meet his demands. He added that after they filled a bag with the medications and the note, they were to lay on the ground, or he would shoot.
The clerk alerted the pharmacist and showed them the note. The pharmacist told the suspect it would take a few minutes to do what he asked, and when they finished gathering all of the supplies, they handed the bag to the man.
The authorities were notified, and officers with the Orlando Police Department went to the pharmacy. By the time they arrived, the suspect had already left.
According to reports, a short time after the police left the store, they located the suspect, who they also believe was involved in a drugstore robbery in another county. The man allegedly admitted to the acts.
The 23-year-old suspect was arrested and booked into the Orange County Correctional Facility, where he is currently being held without bond. He is facing preliminary charges of trafficking hydrocodone, trafficking in oxycodone, possession of new drugs without a prescription, trafficking in amphetamines, possession of alprazolam, and robbery with a deadly weapon and mask.
If you or someone you love is suspected of a criminal offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.