Atlanta police are trying to identify a suspect who they believe has robbed the same CVS multiple times in recent months, with the most recent incident happening Sunday afternoon.
The suspect allegedly jumped over the pharmacy counter and tried to steal drugs while holding a black plastic bag “in the manner one would hold a pistol,” according to police.
Three employees working in the pharmacy “immediately fled to the front of the store and called 911,” police said. The employees told police the suspect went to the area where liquid medications containing codeine were previously stored, but those items had been moved to a vault after a recent robbery of this type.
The suspect was wearing a black Chicago Bulls ball cap, a black mask or bandana on his face and a gray backpack with a Batman logo on it. Surveillance video appears to show him leaving with a bottle in his hand and shielding his face with a blue umbrella.
The plastic bag was dropped on the floor near the exit, and police found it to contain a brown hair brush. Police did not immediately confirm if anything had been stolen Thursday morning.
In two robberies spanning May and June, the suspect allegedly stole a total of about $450. One time he was wielding a knife, the other time he had “what appeared to be a gun,” police said.
The store is located at 1943 Peachtree Road.
Anyone who recognizes the suspect may call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477. All callers can remain anonymous and are eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000 if their tip leads to an arrest.