B and C Pharmacy Robbed For Third Time in 2011
Police say man demanded oxycodone and showed pistol.
Police are still searching for an armed robber who escaped from B and C Pharmacy Wednesday evening with three bottles of oxycodone, police said.
It is the third time this year the business has been robbed. A 25-year-old-man is currently in jail on charges of robbing the pharmacy in January and February, Fenton Police Chief Rick Aro said. Tyler Earl Fischer-Greenfield, 25, of Holly was arrested in Independence Township in March on charges of another robbery, police said.
In Wednesday's case, Aro said the manager of the store called police just before 6 p.m. and said a man had entered the store handed an employee a note reading, “give me the oxy” and then he walked around the counter and pulled up his shirt revealing a black semi-automatic pistol in his belt.
The manager said he had grabbed three bottles of the drug form the back of the store and handed them to the alleged robber, who then sprayed the manager with substance similar to pepper spray, Aro said. The armed robber then ran west across the street and entered a dark blue Cadillac Escalade, witnesses told police.
The manager told police it was the third time that day that the man had entered the business, located on the 200 block of Silver Lake Road, Aro said. The manager said the man had been asking questions about oxycodone in his earlier visits.
Police had an officer nearby and he arrived within one minute of the call, Aro said, but could not locate the suspect or the vehicle.
The suspect is described as a male in his 20 or 30s, 6'2" to 6'4", 180 to 200 pounds, wearing a dark baseball cap, gray sweater and gray pants.
Detectives are investigating the case and encourage anyone with information to contact Fenton Police Department Det. Ron Skarzynski at 810-629-5311.