Police search for two men in Annapolis pharmacy robbery

Posted at 10:49 AM, Jul 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-05 10:49:09-04

Anne Arundel Police are looking for two men they say stole prescription drugs from a pharmacy Tuesday morning.

Officers responded to the CVS Store at 2601 Riva Road in Annapolis around 2:10 a.m. 

When they arrived, police met with the pharmacist who said two men entered the store with their faces covered.

The suspects implied they had a gun, police said, and jumped over the counter and took prescription medications. Both suspects fled the area on foot, eastbound on Truman Parkway.

Anne Arundel Police spokeswoman Corporal Jacklyn Davis said it is “absolutely” possible that the suspects would be able to sell the pills they stole for more money than they would have been able to take from a cash register.

“We unfortunately have a lot of robberies,” Davis said. “[But] we haven’t had a pharmacy in a while.”

Davis said that, while pharmacy robberies are not unheard of, it’s not a crime that police have seen more of lately.

Police said they canvassed the area with negative results. Both suspects are described as black males, approximately 6 feet tall, around 190 pounds and in their mid-20s.

Anyone with information about the pharmacy robbery is asked to call, email or text their tip to the Metro Crime Stoppers Hotline.

You can call, 24-hours a day, toll-free, at 1-866-7LOCKUP or text "MCS plus your message" to 274637. 

Phone calls are not recorded and you can remain anonymous. Police said that tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000.

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