Gunman robs Winn Dixie pharmacy in Bradenton of drugs

MANATEE -- A gunman this morning robbed a Winn Dixie store pharmacy of Oxycodone pills, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

The suspect approached the pharmacy in the store at 7400 Cortez Road about 9:09 a.m. with a note demanding the painkillers, according to a news release.

"When the clerk questioned if he was serious, the suspect displayed a handgun in his waistband," the release states.

The suspect, who was described as wearing a long sleeve blue and white shirt, a University of Miami hat and sunglasses, fled the store.