St. Petersburg, Florida -- St. Petersburg Police are seeking help identifying a robbery suspect who he had a implied a weapon and demanded prescription medication from two separate CVS pharmacies.
Police say on Monday, April 21 at 3 p.m., the man consulted with the pharmacist about an anxiety drug at the CVS at 845 4th St. North and left the store without incident.
That same afternoon around 4:05 p.m., the same man entered the CVS at 301 3rd St. South and attempted to rob the pharmacy of prescription medication. During this attempt, he approached the pharmacy counter, implied he had a firearm and passed the pharmacy tech a note written on a paper plate that demanded opiate type medications.
The tech was unsure of what to do and was told by the suspect to remain calm. The tech continued to help customers and the suspect left after a short period of time.
After leaving that CVS, he returned to the store he went to earlier around 4:31 p.m. He approached the pharmacy counter and passed a different paper plate to the pharmacist stating that he had a gun and that he demanded prescription meds. The pharmacist complied with the demand and the man fled the store with an undisclosed amount of prescription medications.
The suspect is described as being in his mid-20s, 6 feet tall, with a slender build and light brown hair. He was last seen wearing a dark blue T-shirt and jeans.
St. Petersburg Police are asking for the public's assistance in identifying the suspect in these cases. Anyone with information should call the non-emergency number at 727-893-7780, Text-A-Tip to 727-420-8911 or leave a confidential tip at 727-892-5000.