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Suspect sought in pharmacy robbery

Posted August 3, 2011 9:25 a.m. EDT

— Fayetteville police were searching Wednesday for a suspect in the June robbery of $5,000 worth of oxycontin and oxycodone from a drug store.

George Lee Walton, 33, of the 1000 block of Hillsboro Street, faces charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon and trafficking in opium by possession in connection with the June 25 robbery of Massey Hill Drug Store, 1072 Southern Ave.

Investigators said that a man handed a store clerk a note saying to hand over the drugs quickly so no one would get shot. He fled on foot after getting the drugs.

Walton is described as a black man, 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighing 165 pounds.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts should call Fayetteville police at 910-433-1856 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that solve crimes.

Walton was convicted of breaking and entering a vehicle, failure to heed lights or sirens and resisting an officer in the late 1990s, according to state Department of Correction records.