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Gwinnett County police search for man who stole narcotics from Walgreens

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GWINNETT COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

Police in Gwinnett County are searching for a man whom they say robbed a Walgreens pharmacist at gunpoint and stole hundreds of dollars worth of narcotics.

It happened just before 5 p.m. on Dec. 31 at the Walgreens in the 5900 block of Peachtree Parkway near Buford.

The pharmacist and witnesses said that a man wearing a black mask came into the store, walked up to a small window at the pharmacy, and said," I want Tramadol," according to a Gwinnett County police report.

The report stated that at first, the pharmacist thought it was a joke, but when the suspect yelled again, the pharmacist went to get the narcotics for him.

The suspect became agitated, according to a witness, and began banging his gun on pharmacy counter. He then jumped over the counter and grabbed the box of pills from the pharmacist, according to the report.

A witness told officers that the man left the store and got into a white, two-toned Jeep with grey trim on the bottom. 

The police report said that the man got away with 880 Tramadol pills, worth about $430.

If you have any information about the robbery, call the Gwinnett County Police Department at (770) 513-5300.

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