THE NEWS DESK
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A Culpeper County man is charged in the armed robbery of a CVS pharmacy in Prince William County.
According to Jonathan Perok of the Prince William County Police Department, authorities have identified the suspect in the Aug. 1st robbery at the CVS on McGraws Corner Drive in Gainesville.
Police responded to the scene around 3:16 p.m. that day after CVS employees reported that an unknown man entered the store and approached the pharmacy counter, Perok said.
The man said he had a weapon and demanded several medications, Perok said. After taking the medications, he left the area in a vehicle. No one was hurt, he said.
A police K-9 and the Fairfax Couty helicopter were used to try to locate the suspect, he said.
On Aug. 4, detectives from the Violent Crimes Bureau were able to identify the suspect and obtained an arrest warrant for 22-year-old David Winfield Eisenmann of Dutch Hollow Road in Rixeyville. He is charged with one count of armed robbery.
The next day, a search warrant was executed at a relative’s home in Rappahannock County where he was arrested without incident, Perok said.
He is currently being held at the Rappahannock County Jail without bond awaiting transport back to Prince William County.
The investigation also revealed that a 17-year-old male was the driver of the vehicle following the robbery, Perok said. Charged against the juvenile are pending, he said.
The Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Office, Culpeper Police Department, Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office and the Virginia State Police assisted with the investigation.