(9:30 AM) Man Sought After Stealing Prescription Meds From Falconer Pharmacy

FALCONER — Ellicott police are looking for a man who jumped the counter at CVS Pharmacy in Falconer on Monday night and stole prescription medication. The suspect is believed to be the same man involved in the robbery of other locations in Pennsylvania.

The incident at the 10 S. Work St. pharmacy occurred at about 8:20 p.m. Detective Kevin Pierce of the Ellicott Police Department said police were looking for the man who reportedly jumped the counter and left with the medication.

“It appears he was just grabbing what ever he could,” Pierce told The Post-Journal. “CVS is doing an inventory today.”

The incident occurred two hours after police in Corry, Pa., reported a similar incident at another CVS Pharmacy. According to the Corry Police Department, a man matching the description of a suspect in an earlier robbery in Erie, Pa., jumped the pharmacy counter in the store at 33 W. Columbus Ave. at about 6:20 p.m. and took an unknown amount of cough syup with codine before leaving the store.

No one was injured in either incident.

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The suspect involved in both robberies is described as a tall, thin black man with facial hair and braided hair pulled back from his face. He was wearing a dark hoodie with a tan camouflage hat, light grey sweatpants and black sneakers.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Ellicott Police Department at 665-7083 or 483-TIPS (8477). All information is kept confidential.