ENCINITAS — San Diego County Crime Stoppers and detectives from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department Encinitas Station are asking for assistance from the public in identifying a suspect wanted for robbing a CVS Pharmacy in Encinitas.
Detectives said that on Aug. 3 at about 12:15 a.m., an unknown male suspect entered the CVS Pharmacy, located at 129 N. El Camino Real in Encinitas. He walked to the rear pharmacy area of the store and confronted a female pharmacist. The suspect threatened the pharmacist with a silver revolver, grabbed a plastic trashcan, and demanded the pharmacist give him prescription medication to include Oxycotin, Vicodin, Xanax and Norco. The suspect, who put the pills in the trashcan, then told the pharmacist to walk him out the back door.
A witness, who was outside at the time, saw a possible getaway vehicle. It is described as small, older model, black Ford Ranger with wide tires and a loud exhaust pipe. The driver is described as a 20-year-old white male with blond hair.
The robbery suspect is described as a white or Hispanic male, between 25 to 35 years old, approximately 6 feet 2 inches tall with a medium build and facial hair on his chin.
Detectives are asking anyone with information on the identity and or location of the person responsible for this crime to call the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. There is a $1,000 reward offered in this case. Anonymous e-mail and text messages can be sent in via www.sdcrimestoppers.com.