Man jumps over pharmacy counter in Bradenton for painkillers

MANATEE — A 25 to 30-year-old man jumped over the pharmacy counter at the Sweetbay grocery store at 5802 14th St. W., Bradenton Monday at approximately 2 p.m. and demanded Oxycodone pills.

The armed robbery suspect took an undetermined number of the prescription painkillers and fled the store in a red or maroon Dodge truck, according to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office press release.

The man is described as 25 to 30 years old, 6 foot-1-inch tall, with a slender build, the report states.He had some facial growth and was wearing a long-sleeved white hoodie and jeans.

Deputies said he was armed with a box cutter.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 941-747-3011, ext. 2495 or Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS.