The latest robbery occurred Sunday afternoon at the Paul Huff/Georgetown Road location where the woman reportedly produced a weapon and a note demanding certain narcotic drugs. According to Lt. Robert Harbison of CPD’s Criminal Investigations Division, the robbery occurred just before 4 p.m.
Officials are now offering a reward up to $500 for information in the robberies.
The woman is suspected of several area Walgreen’s Pharmacy robberies in Tennessee and Georgia.
According to investigators at the Cleveland Police Department, the suspect entered the Paul Huff Parkway Walgreen’s location, and this time produced a weapon and made demands for prescription narcotics. In a video capture taken during one of the robberies, she appears to be talking on a cellphone, authorities said.
The woman is also the suspect in a 25th Street Walgreen’s robbery which occurred about a month ago. Investigators said Sunday she is a suspect in similar robberies from Johnson City south to North Georgia, including Ringgold and Rossville.
Athens police, Chattanooga police detectives and other law enforcement agencies are also involved in investigations, according to Harbison.
Detective Brian Smith said the suspect typically enters a store, produces a note making the demands for certain types of drugs, then exits.
After Sunday’s incident, the suspect who was described as being white, in her mid-30s (but possibly older) and wearing gray, jean-style shorts with a white blouse.
Harbison confirmed the woman had her hair pulled into a ponytail.
In some of the other robberies, it was reported she wore a baseball cap.
The suspect also was believed to have gotten into a gray vehicle, possibly a Lincoln. She apparently left the scene in that car.
Anyone who may have noticed or seen the suspect or vehicle in question is asked to call 728-7311 and select option 7, or contact detective Brian Pritchard of the CPD at 593-4574.