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Pharmacy robber strikes again in Denton County

A man believed to be the same robber in a series of hold ups at Denton County pharmacies struck again Thursday, police said.

At about 4 p.m. Thursday, the man robbed the CVS pharmacy, 1100 Flower Mound Road in Flower Mound.

It was the fifth pharmacy to be robbed in Denton County since March. The communities affected so far have been Flower Mound, Lewisville and Highland Village.

Three of them have been in the past month, police said.

The man doesn't demand cash; he wants narcotics.

Police have declined to say which drugs he seeks because they want to protect the investigation.

"We don't know if he is selling them or using them," said Officer Paul Boon, Flower Mound police spokesman. "With drugs, it could be either or."

MODUS OPERANDI

Here’s the suspect’s M.O. He enters the store, displays a handgun tucked into his waistband and presents a note demanding various narcotics.

He has been seen fleeing in a silver two-door sports coupe, sometimes specifically described as a Toyota Celica.

Detectives believe he attaches stolen license plates to the car before heists. The plate observed Thursday was Texas license plate 542-NRY.

DESCRIPTION

The suspect has been described by witnesses as a white male in his mid 20s, approximately 5-feet-9-inches tall and weighing about 175 pounds. He appears to have short brown hair with a clean-shaven round face and he wears wire-framed, rectangular glasses.

He frequently wears hats, gloves and a dark jacket, even during hot weather.

WHERE HE HAS HIT

His robberies include: March 12, Flower Mound Pharmacy, 1001 Farm Road 1171, Flower Mound; May 21, Walgreens, 1103 West FM 3040, Lewisville; June 29, Walgreens, 2360 Justin Road, Highland Village; July 10, Walgreens on FM 1171 again; July 17, CVS pharmacy, 1100 Flower Mound Road, Flower Mound.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Anyone with information about the robber can call the Flower Mound Police Anonymous Crime Tip Line at 972-874-3307.

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