Fredericksburg police seek suspect in CVS robbery
A possibly armed robber got away with more than $2,000 worth of controlled narcotics–mostly oxycodone–after holding up the CVS in Fredericksburg near Mary Washington Hospital early Wednesday, police said.
City police spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe said a man entered the store at 591 Jefferson Davis Highway at 6:40 a.m. and approached the pharmacy counter holding a handkerchief to his face.
After the 44-year-old pharmacist offered assistance, the suspect put his hand on his waist and implied “physically and verbally” that he had a weapon, Bledsoe said. He then forced his way into the pharmacy area and demanded the store’s supply of oxycodone from the safe, police said. The pharmacist, who was threatened several times, complied and gave the man oxycodone and other prescription medication.
The man left the store and ran around the back, where police believe he may have had a vehicle waiting. A police dog tracked a scent to the back of the store before losing the trail.
The man was described as a black man in his mid 20s, clean shaven with short hair. He was wearing a black ball cap with a large letter “B” on it, a black short-sleeve t-shirt, khaki cargo shorts and black high-top sneakers. No gun was displayed.
Anyone with information is asked to call city police at 373-3122.