The suspects – described as a white man and a black man each in their mid to late 20s – walked into the pharmacy around 6 p.m., police said. Both men were armed. They forced the customers and employees into the back of the pharmacy and made them lie down.
Ledford said she and a nearby cashier just held each other in fear. “I told her to close her eyes and it would all be over soon,” she said.
The men left the scene in a white Chevrolet Avalanche pick-up truck.
Lillington Police Chief Frank Powers said the men left with about $8,000 worth of painkillers in a backpack
“To my recollection, this is the first armed robbery when narcotics were the target, not cash,” Powers said. “It’s very odd to me.”
Anyone with information about the robbery should call the Lillington Police Department at 910-658-2862, 910-890-3684 or 910-893-9111.