Information released in pharmacy robbery
by By GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Jul 14, 2013 | 2588 views | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Cleveland Police released new details regarding a daytime robbery which occurred earlier this week at a local pharmacy.

According to Evie West, information officer for Cleveland Police Department, a lone robber entered Rite-Aid Pharmacy located at the corner of Mouse Creek Road and Paul Huff Parkway.

The crime was committed just before dusk Thursday.

West said detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division have released new information, including what the robber took.

According to West, the man took an “undisclosed amount of prescription narcotics.”

This was after he reportedly showed a handgun to store staff.

The firearm was reportedly tucked in the waistband of his jeans.

The robber was described as being a white male in his early 40s, wearing jeans and a blue checkered shirt. He was also wearing a cap and sunglasses.

After reviewing video footage of the robbery, investigators determined the man fled the scene on foot.

Anyone with further information, or who may have seen the suspect leaving the store is asked to contact the Cleveland Police Department at 476-7511.

- A 2nd Street resident was arrested for shoplifting after she reportedly struck a car in the parking lot of the business as she was leaving.

Deputy Daniel Watson of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office was en route to the shoplifting call at Family Dollar located on Spring Place Road, when he was advised the suspect had collided with a vehicle.

According to his report, Regenee Laquena Williams, 23, was arrested and charged after an initial investigation.

Williams reportedly told the deputy she had taken two quarts of transmission fluid “because her car needed it.”

“She stated she did not pay for it. She also stated the crash was the manager’s fault because she was attempting to retrieve the stolen merchandise and that she should have retrieved it while it was still in the store,” according to Watson’s report.

Williams was taken to the Bradley County Jail, where she was booked.