Police: Suspect pulled gun, demanded drugs at pharmacy robbery

August 20, 2013 


Law Enforcement officers respond to an armed robbery call at the Anderson Plaza Medical Building in downtown Boise on Tuesday afternoon.

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— Police are working to find a man suspected of committing an armed robbery of a Boise pharmacy Tuesday afternoon.

Police said the suspect displayed a handgun and ordered employees to hand over prescription painkillers.

The alleged robber targeted Lemp’s Apothecary, located at 222 North 2nd St, employees confirmed. It is unclear whether he was able to get drugs from the business.

Employees called 911 at 1:22 Tuesday.

The suspect is described as a light-skinned man with a black goatee between 30 and 35 years old. He was last seen on Idaho Street, possibly headed east, wearing a denim shirt, jeans, sunglasses, and a tan beret.

Officers advised citizens not to approach the man if he is spotted. Instead, anyone who sees him should call 911 immediately.

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