CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla - The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office received a call at approximately 8:35 p.m. that a female had entered the store and held the pharmacist up with a firearm, getting a bottle of hydrocodone. She fled, and was possibly in a white smaller station wagon type vehicle. A short time before this incident, North Port Police had reported a similar incident, but the suspect did not get any pills. They gave a possible identification of w/f Karen Djafarzade of Englewood.
Major Crimes detectives and Crime Scene personnel were summoned to the scene to begin the investigation. The store was closed off during this time, and patrons were turned away. At approximately 9:10 p.m., a female subject came around the side of Walgreen’s, where two Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office deputies were watching the entrance. Thinking she was a customer trying to gain entry, the female was told the store was closed. At that time, she held out a bottle of pills and stated that she wanted to “bring these back.” She was asked if she was “Karen,” to which she replied she was. She taken into custody and searched for weapons. None were found. She was positively identified from video obtained from Walgreen’s.
Ms. Djafarazabe gave a full confession to detectives, and told where she had hidden the firearm, which was recovered safely. She was booked into the Charlotte County Jail on the charge of Armed Robbery with a Firearm.