Police Seek Man After String Of Robberies At Pharmacies

Surveillance video taken of a man who reportedly stole prescription medication Monday night from CVS Pharmacy in Falconer. Submitted photo

FALCONER — Ellicott police were 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 other robberies in Pennsylvania.

The incident at the 10 S. Work St. pharmacy occurred at about 8:25 p.m. Det. Kevin Pierce of the Ellicott Police Department said police were alerted to a suspicious man who reportedly jumped the counter and left with an unknown amount of 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 a report from the Corry Police Department, officers were called to Rite Aid at 6:20 p.m. for a report of a “suspicious male.”

While responding police were notified of a robbery at CVS, located at 33 W. Columbus Ave. in Corry, in which a man matching the description of a suspect of another robbery in Erie, Pa., jumped the counter and took cough syrup with codine before leaving the store.

No weapons were displayed during the robberies and no injuries were reported, police in Falconer and Corry reported.

The suspect is described in both incidents 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).