BRADENTON -- An unknown man was caught on tape robbing a CVS on Friday afternoon of $1,200 worth of prescription pills, the Bradenton Police Department reports.
The incident occurred at about 4:20 p.m. at the CVS located at 3813 Manatee Ave. W. when the suspect approached the pharmacy area and demanded the pills.
No weapon was displayed during the robbery, a media release said. The suspect also made off with two Pepsis and two cigarette lighters.
The suspect fled on foot southbound on 39th Street West and is described as being about 6 feet tall, and 160 to 180 pounds.
BPD Capt. Warren Merriman III said the incident showed some similarities to several other recent pharmacy robberies in the county.
The suspect was last seen wearing a tan baseball cap, pink T-shirt, blue jean shorts, tan low-cut work boots and sunglasses over a pair of prescription glasses.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Bradenton Police Department at (941) 932-9300, or remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 by calling CrimeStoppers at (866) 634-8477.
Anonymous E-Tip’s can also be sent at www.manateecrimestoppers.com.