$2,400 in drugs stolen from MB pharmacy

(Source: Myrtle Beach Police Department)
(Source: Myrtle Beach Police Department)

Myrtle Beach, SC - MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - More than $2,400 in Oxycontin and Oxycodone pills were stolen from a Myrtle Beach pharmacy during a robbery on Monday, according to Myrtle Beach Police.

Officers were dispatched to a CVS pharmacy, located at 519 S. Kings Hwy., after receiving reports of the incident shortly after 5 p.m.

Upon arrival, officers met with an employee who said a man approached the pharmacy counter with a white bag and demanded Oxycontin pills. The woman complied with the suspect and placed the pills into a separate paper bag.

The suspect, according to police, ran from the store towards Fifth Avenue South.

Further investigation of the incident revealed the suspect made off with 142 Oxycontin tablets and 214 Oxycodone tablets. Combined, officers estimated the pills were valued at $2,406.98

Witnesses to the robbery described the suspect as a white male, standing 5'10" to 6'1" and weighing an estimated 180 pounds. The man was further described as wearing khaki pants, a navy blue hoodie and dark-colored ski mask with holes cut for his eyes and mouth.

Anyone with information on the suspect's identity is asked to call the Myrtle Beach Police Department immediately.

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