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Police: Suspect flees CVS robbery with 421 Oxycontin pills

(Source: MBPD) (Source: MBPD)
(Source: MBPD) (Source: MBPD)
Myrtle Beach, SC -

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Myrtle Beach Police are on the hunt for the man responsible for stealing hundreds of Oxycontin pills at a Myrtle Beach CVS pharmacy.

Myrtle Beach Police were called to the pharmacy, located along 38th Avenue North, just before 10:30 p.m. Thursday in reference to an armed robbery.

Upon arrival, a pharmacist told police they were handed a blue note by a man, who demanded from the pharmacist a list of drugs written on the piece of paper. As the pharmacist read the note, the man pulled up his shirt, cocked a handgun and said the pharmacist had 45 seconds to retrieve the drugs.

The pharmacist retrieved two full bottles and one open bottle of 40 mg Oxycontin pills for the suspect, in addition to one full and one open bottle of 80 mg Oxycontin pills. The contents inside of the five bottles amounted to approximately 421 pills.

As the suspect began to retreat from the store, he told the pharmacist he would shoot them in the head if the front door was locked. The victim told the suspect there was no way he could lock the front door.

The suspect has been described by police as a large-built white male, standing approximately 6'0". At the time of the armed robbery, he was described as wearing a black sweatshirt, jeans, a white baseball cap and a pair of bi-focal glasses with gold around the rim.

Anyone with information on the location of the suspect is asked to call the Myrtle Beach Police Department immediately.

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