Police: Suspect 'demands pain pills' in Walgreens robbery

The Rock Hill Police Department is searching for a suspect who they said demanded pain pills from a local Walgreens pharmacy before fleeing the scene. 

The robbery happened at 1:10 a.m. Wednesday, April 24 at the Walgreens located at 1008 Oakland Avenue. Employees at the store said the suspect came to the counter and demanded pain pills. 

The suspect reportedly gave an employee a note saying he wanted pain pills and if the store didn't comply that he would hurt everyone inside. Employees did not see a weapon and the suspect didn't say what kind of weapon he had. 

One of the employees told the suspect that the controlled pain medications were in a safe on a timer and that he could not access them for about five minutes. The suspect then demanded that he be given whatever medications that were still available and not locked away. 

A bottle was Xanax that had about 25 pills in it was on the counter and given to the suspect. The man grabbed the pills and ran away from the store. 

Surveillance footage shows the suspect, described as a black male, wearing a white shirt, a dark zip up hoodie, athletic pants , and a flat billed ball cap. The suspect had no gloves but video shows him touching a paper on the counter that he carried with him. Police attempted to gather a DNA swab from the counter. This case remains open and active. 

If you can identify the suspect from the surveillance footage, you're asked to call the Rock Hill Police Detective Division: 803-329-7293.