PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit detectives are asking the public to help identify a man who walked into Charlotte Pharmacy Wednesday demanding drugs and said he was strapped with a bomb.
CCSO received a call at 12:15 p.m. to the pharmacy at 3231 Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte after a man entered the store with his hood on and handed the clerk a note. The robber said he was being made to do this and he was strapped with a bomb. He handed the clerk a note requesting Oxycotin, Roxicodone, Xanax, and several other narcotics. There was an exchange of words between the robber and the clerk, and the man quickly fled the store without any of the drugs demanded. He was last seen running south on the U.S. 41 access road towards Harbor Blvd.
A perimeter was established by deputies but they were unable to locate the suspect. He is described as a white male, 20-23 years of age, 5’-8” to 5’9” tall, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with hood up, dark sunglasses, baggie blue jeans, black gloves, and black and white sneakers.
If anyone has information concerning the identity of the subject, please contact CCSO Major Crime’s detective Kevin Connolly at 941-639-2101, or Crime Stoppers at 800-780-TIPS (8477).