Police: Prescription pills target of another CVS robbery

For the second time in about six weeks, a pharmacy in Greenwood was robbed.

The CVS pharmacy at the intersection of U.S. 31 and Smith Valley Road in Greenwood was robbed July 18 around 1:30 a.m.

A man handed a note to the pharmacist saying he was armed and dangerous, demanding several bottles of oxycodone and Tussionex, which are prescription pain medications, according to the police report.

The man left the pharmacy with several hundred pills.

On June 28, the same CVS pharmacy, located at 655 S. U.S. 31, reported a similar robbery, where someone passed a note to the pharmacist declaring it was a robbery. The suspect, who has not been arrested, walked out of the store with about 50 oxycodone pills.

Greenwood Police are looking for a man shown on surveillance footage entering the store just after 1:30 a.m. the day of the robbery. Police have notified Crime Stoppers, posted surveillance images to social media and have been in contact with surrounding police departments, spokeswoman Kortney Burello said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 262-8477.

Author photo
Corey Elliot is a reporter at the Daily Journal. He can be reached at celliot@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2719.