Pharmacy Robber Waited In Line, Passed Note Asking For Painkillers

BETHEL PARK, Pa. (AP/KDKA) – Police are searching for a robber who waited patiently in line then handed a clerk a note saying he wanted to appear to be a normal customer while stealing painkillers from a pharmacy in the Pittsburgh suburbs.

Police in Bethel Park say the man who robbed the Walgreens there about 8 p.m. Sunday used a note saying, The note read: “this is a robbery… Make me look like a regular customer.  Don’t make me jump the counter.  Don’t call Cops.”

The note also asked for specific, name-brand prescription drugs.

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Police say the man didn’t show a weapon and don’t know if he had one.

The white man was dressed in a dark, zippered hooded sweatshirt, a New York Yankees cap and light khaki pants. He’s about 6 feet tall, unshaven and wore thick glasses.

If anyone has any information related to the identification of the suspect, please contact the Bethel Park Police at 412-833-2000.

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