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Clerk says ‘no’ to would-be robber
An attempted robbery at a Fredericksburg pharmacy fell apart when a clerk refused to comply with the would-be robber’s demands, police said.
City police spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe said a man entered the CVS at 591 Jefferson Davis Highway about 12:20 a.m. Thursday. He handed a note to the pharmacy clerk demanding prescription narcotics such as OxyContin and Dilaudid.
The suspect implied that he would harm the clerk if she didn’t comply, Bledsoe said, but did not display a weapon. After the clerk refused to give him any drugs, the man ran out of the store and left in a “boxy” shaped older model silver or gray four-door sedan, possibly a Mazda or a Toyota.
He was described as a white male in his 30′s or early 40′s, 6 feet tall and 190 pounds. He had a “scruffy” beard or goatee and a Band-Aid across his nose. He was wearing a black and white ball cap, khaki pants and a light gray T-shirt that had a darker color around the collar and cuffs.
Anyone with information is asked to call city police at 373-3122.