Medication robbed from Guilford Co. drug store at gunpoint

PLEASANT GARDEN, N.C. — Guilford County deputies are looking for a man accused of entering a pharmacy with a gun, jumping over the counter and stealing drugs.

Deputies said the suspect entered the Pleasant Garden Pharmacy at 4822 Pleasant Garden Road around 9:15 a.m. Saturday.

Employees said the robber jumped over the pharmacy’s front counter with a handgun and forced lab technicians to load his backpack with medication.

Witnesses said the robber was specific with his demands, pulling out a list of drugs he wanted, which included anxiety or pain medications.

Guilford County deputies said they’re looking for a man accused of stealing medication from a pharmacy at gunpoint.

Guilford County deputies said they’re looking for a man accused of stealing medication from a pharmacy at gunpoint.

The suspect told everyone they could not use their cell phones or computers during the robbery, according to Elizabeth Sescilla, a pharmacy lab technician.

After taking the drugs, the suspect left the store and no injuries were reported. The store has since been closed as deputies patrol the area.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 20s about 5’10” and weighing between 165 to 180 pounds.

Deputies said he had dark hair and wore a black zip-up hoodie, black baseball cap, eyeglasses and khaki pants. Surveillance images are included above.

The suspect was seen leaving in a dark, mid-90’s 4-door car, according to Guilford County deputies.

This incident marks the third time this store has been targeted – it happened once in June and again in August. Authorities said the robbers were looking for controlled substances all three times.

Anyone with any information can call Crime Stoppers at (336) 373-1000 or the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office at (336) 641-3355.

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