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Police: Man phones in robbery of Apex drive-thru drug store

Posted December 13, 2012

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— A man phoned an Apex pharmacy Wednesday to demand prescription drugs, saying he was armed with a handgun, police said.

The pharmacist on duty at the Walgreens at 511 W. Williams St. placed the drugs in the store's drive-thru pickup slot at about 10:40 p.m., and the robber grabbed the drugs and left, police said.

The robber was described as a white man in his 30s, 40s or 50s, about 5 feet 11 inches tall, with a thin build and light facial hair. He was wearing a black wool jacket and a navy blue or black baseball cap.

Two weeks ago, a knife-wielding man stabbed a customer while trying to rob the same Walgreens of prescription drugs.

Anyone with information about Wednesday's robbery is asked to call the Apex Police Department at 919-362-8661 or send an anonymous tip to TIP411 by using keyword APEXPD.

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  • Bec0522 Dec 17, 2012

    At a drive thru??? You mean the ones with the huge picture windows? What the heck was the pharmacist thinking? Do people not know how to put up any fight what so ever any more?

  • bubbba Dec 13, 2012

    I wonder if they take text messages too?

  • lovecary Dec 13, 2012

    This doesn't make sense. Why not lock the doors and call the police?

  • oceancandle Dec 13, 2012

    Seriously?! The pharmacist actually handed over the drugs?! It's called, you're behind glass and a wall and a counter...dive for cover, call the cops, and warn all the other employees while running to secure the front doors! I'm sure the robber would not have given chase if he was too lazy to walk in and rob the joint!

  • Crumps Br0ther Dec 13, 2012

    A lot of duggies in apex lately

  • autismawareness Dec 13, 2012

    next year it will be some stuffy nosed guy pulling up to get some sudafed.

  • MrBank Dec 13, 2012

    Please keep in mind that ANYTHING in excess is bad, people who have debilitating chronic pain, who would otherwise have no quality of life, depend on these medicatons so they can enjoy the same, and obviously pain free, life that all pain medicine detractors enjoy. If you experienced ONE MINUTE of the pain I have to endure constantly, you would sell your kids for relief. Its junkies like this guy that give these medications such a bad rap.

  • happymom Dec 13, 2012

    Hmmm... I stopped using this pharmacy lastyear because the pharmacist shorted my son's prescription for Focalin XR by 5 pills. Since that drug is a controlled substance, it was a big red flag that there was something fishy at that store.

    This news story sounds ridiculous. Given our experience, I'm very suspicious of the "drive-thru robbery" story.

  • so you dont like my opinion ok Dec 13, 2012

    What more do you want Wiser_now, the guy is an addict and they will do anything to get their next fix. Drugs including prescription drugs are bad news. An addict is an addict whether it is meth or percoset, desperation hits and the mind goes crazy...

  • right2life Dec 13, 2012

    The police station is a mile away. You could have called them before the guy got away. I agree that there must be some details missing here. The pharmacist should have shut down the pharmacy, especially if s/he felt threatened.

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