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Brazen theft reported at Stafford pharmacy

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Stafford County police are seeking the public’s help in solving a bold theft that occurred in the county early this morning.

The theft occurred just before 3 a.m. Monday at the CVS Pharmacy at 388 Garrisonville Road. Sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy said a man wearing a white sheet over his face jumped over the pharmacy counter, grabbed a bottle of Percocet and was last seen in a silver vehicle riding on Onville Road.

Kennedy said a pharmacy worker was assisting a drive-through customer when he saw the thief. He yelled at the man, who was later seen by another employee leaving the store and getting into a vehicle. The thief was described as being about 5 feet 10 inches tall with a stocky build.

Near the pharmacy, police found a pile of tissues that had been soaked in lighter fluid. Kennedy said it appeared that the thief had been planning to start a fire as a diversion.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 658-4400 or Crime Solvers at 659-2020.

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