Columbus pharmacy robbed; police looking for suspect

Columbus police detectives are investigating a pharmacy robbery.

Police were called to the Walgreens at 2400 Beam Road about 4:10 a.m. Tuesday about a robbery, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

During the robbery, a man passed a note to an employee demanding medication and then fled the store a short time later with an unspecified amount of it, Harris said. No employees were injured during the robbery.

The suspect was described as a white male wearing a long-sleeve Colts T-shirt, a dark undershirt, black gloves and a blue “NTN” cap. Witnesses said the individual appeared to have dirt or soot on his clothing, Harris said.

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Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Sgt. Tom Foust at 812-376-2642. Tips or information may be left anonymously.

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Julie McClure is assistant managing editor of The Republic. She can be reached at or (812) 379-5631.