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Gunman Pistol Whips Walnut Creek Walgreens Worker; Steals Oxycodone

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Police in Walnut Creek are looking for the man they said entered the Walnut Creek Walgreens store at Main and Treat Blvd. on Feb. 11 – making off with a quantity of oxycodone tablets after striking a pharmacist with a gun.

Investigators said the man entered the business at 5:30 a.m., jumped the prescriptions counter and demanded a quantity of the opioid pain medication, favored on the street for its high.

Police said the suspect backed up his demand for the drug by striking a pharmacist with a pistol during the course of the robbery, causing a minor injury.

Suspect Description: Black male adult, mid to late-30s, 6′-tall, 210 pounds, goatee, sunglasses, black/red “A’s” baseball cap and black jacket.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact the Walnut Creek police department.


  1. I grew up in a college town. One pharmacy was known for being open 24 hours. It was where you went if you got discharged from the ER and needed a prescription filled in a hurry. When I was a college student with a sick baby, the pharmacy was a life saver on several occasions. But, now, it’s closes at midnight and reopens at 7 a.m. Three take-over robberies by drug seekers was too much for the staff.

  2. Excellent point by Tom. Many of us take the 24 hour concept for granted and use the store at all hours without thinking of the potential security problem for those who work there. I’m hoping things don’t change but as Tom said all it takes is a few robberies….

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