According to Chief David Cathcart of the Conyers Police Department, the suspect approached the pharmacy area of the Rite Aid and passed a note to the two employees working behind the counter.
The note stated "I've got a gun, don't make me use it on you."
According to the witnesses, the man pulled a handgun out at this point and told one of the males behind the counter to get on the ground and not to look up. The man complied.
The robber allegedly then asked for Oxycontin and Percocet, but did not ask for money or any other items. The remaining employee turned over the requested medications, and the suspect escaped the store with an undetermined amount of the two medicines. It is unclear if the man escaped by vehicle or on foot.
Witnesses described the robbery as "very quiet."
The suspect is described as a black male in his late 20s or early 30s, approximately 6'1" - 6'2" with medium to muscular build. He is described as having short black hair and a full but very thin goatee and beard. At the time of the alleged robbery, he was wearing a grey t-shirt with a grey ball cap with no design on it and blue jeans. The pistol was described as a silver revolver with a black grip.
Oxycontin is a narcotic medicine that uses the ingredient Oxycodone as a pain reliever. Percocet is another narcotic pain killer that also uses oxycodone as a key component. Both are treated as controlled substances, and can only be acquired by a doctor's prescription.
The Rite Aid captured the robbery on video surveillance, which the CPD plans to investigate.
Anyone with information on the suspect or his whereabout is encouraged to call the tip line at (770) 483-TIPS or visit the CPD Web site at www.conyersga.com/living/police_eyeonconyers.aspx. Tips can remain anonymous.