Pharmacy drugs stolen in Red Deer armed robbery

Police are on the hunt for a potentially dangerous suspect following an armed robbery at a Sobey's grocery story location in the 5000 block of 22nd Street.

Armed robbery suspect

Police are on the hunt for a potentially dangerous suspect following an armed robbery at a Sobey’s grocery story location in the 5000 block of 22nd Street in south Red Deer on October 26.

An unknown male approached the pharmacy counter, brandished a knife and demanded the prescription narcotic OxyContin.

The pharmacist complied with the demands, and the suspect then fled the store with an undisclosed amount of pills. He was last seen westbound from the store on foot.

No one was injured in the incident.

Police searched for the suspect with assistance from police dog services and RCMP Air Services, but the male was not located.

The suspect is described as:

• caucasian;

• 180 cm tall (5’11”);

• 82 kgs (180 lbs);

• brown hair;

• goatee;

• wearing a red bomber-style jacket;

• blue sweat pants;

• grey Billabong baseball cap.

Police are asking anyone with information about the identity of the suspect to contact Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com. If the information leads to an arrest, tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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