A man who claimed he had a gun robbed a Milton pharmacy on Saturday morning, Aug. 4, taking thousands of pills that included percocet and oxycodone.
The pharmacist on duty at the at Bethany Bend and GA 9 said that he first spotted the suspect walking down an aisle with two peanut butter protein bars and an energy drink in hand, approaching the pharmacy register to pay for them. When the pharmacy clerk asked for identification because you must be 18 or older to buy an energy drink, the suspect went outside, saying he needed to get identification. But he returned shortly and gave the clerk a pink note that said he had a gun and wanted narcotics in various quantities, and fentanyal patches, according to a Milton police officer's incident report.
The pharmacist and clerk never saw a gun, but they did spot a bulge in his waistband, and said that he kept his hand at his hip where a gun would normally be holstered.
The pharmacist said he put the following drugs in a bag, which was half of what the suspect requested:
- 810 percocet pills in four different doses;
- 407 oxycodone pills in two different doses;
- 1,686 alprazolam pills in three different doses
The pharmacist said the value of the drugs would be between $1,500 and $2,000, but he had no idea what the street value would be, according to the incident report.
The pharmacist said the suspect first started walking, but then ran out of the store. It was 9:31 a.m., and that's when the pharmacist dialed 911 for Milton police.
An officer responding to the call stopped at Bellmeade Farms, the subdivision behind the drug store. He spotted a man matching the suspect's description – white male wearing a red Nike shirt, gray sweatpants, a baseball hat and carrying a dark backpack. The man spotted was wearing a burgundy shirt, shorts, and was carrying a backpack. When the suspect spotted the officer, he took off running in the woods behind the houses. An Alpharetta K-9 officer was called to help search, but police were unable to find the suspect. An officer did find a black Huffy bicycle at the intersection of Oakmeade Trace and Bethany Bend in the woods.