Armed robbers took hydrocodone from a Walgreen’s store in Weatherford early Monday, police said.
Employees told police that at 4:45 a.m. two black males entered the store, 1317 S. Main St., with their faces covered. One went to the pharmacy area and the other charged the employees with a handgun and ordered them to lay on the ground, a Weatherford Police Department release said.
The suspect who went to the pharmacy, jumped over the counter into the secure drug area. He asked for the keys to the drug cabinet and took an undetermined amount of hydrocodone. He was described as a tall, slim and wearing a hoodie, a ski mask and dark sunglasses while carrying a pillow case. It was also reported he had a small mustache that could be seen under the ski mask.
Both subjects fled the business on foot.
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After officers arrived, they located a suspicious blue Mercedes in the neighborhood and tried to stop the vehicle.
The Mercedes accelerated quickly away and a pursuit ensued as the vehicle made its way back to Interstate-20. During the pursuit, officers saw the occupants throwing objects from the window.
The chase traveled east on I-20 and merged onto I-30 in the city of Fort Worth. Officers lost the vehicle near the Chapel Creek area at I-30 and North Loop 820.
Officers returned to the area where the pursuit began and recovered several items thrown from the Mercedes including a handgun and some articles of clothing.
Walgreens’ employees reported other Walgreens stores in the North Texas area have had similar robberies in the last few months. The case is under investigation.
Anyone with information regarding the robbery should contact Parker County Crime Stoppers at 817-599-5555 or 1-800-942-STOP, or visit the Parker County Crime Stoppers website at www.parkercountycrimestoppers.com to learn more ways to submit a tips.