Pharmacy robbery suspect photo released
by GREG KAYLOR, Banner Staff Writer
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IN THIS VIDEO FOOTAGE CAPTURE, a person of interest in the robbery of a local pharmacy last week is shown entering the store. Detectives continue to try to ID the person.
IN THIS VIDEO FOOTAGE CAPTURE, a person of interest in the robbery of a local pharmacy last week is shown entering the store. Detectives continue to try to ID the person.
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Cleveland Police detectives continue to search for the suspect in an armed robbery at a local pharmacy last week.

Detective Daniel Gibbs of the Criminal Investigations Division said a number of area residents have called to provide information and possible leads to help identify the white male, who appeared to be in his early 40s.

Detective Lt. Mark Gibson said video footage of the suspect entering the store has been obtained and released to area media outlets in hopes an identity can be obtained.

Gibson said the video revealed the suspect had a red beard. He was wearing a ball cap, jeans and a blue shirt.

The suspect entered the Rite-Aid located on Paul Huff and Mouse Creek Road just before dark. He reportedly had a firearm in the waistband of his jeans, according to Evie West, information officer for CPD.

He showed the weapon to store staff.

According to West, the suspect left the store with an undisclosed amount of prescription narcotics which have not been identified.

Investigators determined the man fled the area on foot.

Gibson said anyone with further information, or who may have seen the suspect leaving the store, is asked to contact the Cleveland Police Department at 476-7511.

n Two string trimmers were taken from a home located on High Street.

Harley Buchtel reported to officer Chris Allen that someone took his Swisser trimmer and a Murray trimmer.

Buchtell could not immediately provide serial numbers for the equipment.

He valued the Swisser trimmer at $400 and the Murray trimmer at $100.

Investigation has been turned over to Walter Mitchell, a detective at Cleveland Police Department.