• Police searching for man who robbed metro Atlanta pharmacy, got away with pills

    By: Lauren Davis

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    COBB COUNTY, Ga. - Police are searching for a man who robbed a Cobb County pharmacy in and escaped with a number of prescription drugs. 

    Police told Channel 2's Lauren Davis that the man came into Thomas Drugs pharmacy store off Jefferson Street on Sunday afternoon in Austell. 

    The robber, who never took off his motorcycle helmet, came into the store with a list of drugs he wanted and forced workers to the floor. 


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    Joshua Camp was in the drive-through window when he saw the robbery in progress. Camp called 911 when he saw the man had a gun. He tried to drive after the man, who left on a black motorcycle.

    "I was thinking, 'Don't hurt nobody, don't get into a wreck,' but see if you can get his tag," Camp told Davis. "I'm just glad everybody is OK."

    Camp said he wasn't able to get the tag number because the motorcycle didn't have one. Police said none of the employees was injured, but the robber did get away with a lot of drugs. 

    One of the clerks forced to the ground was a 16-year-old girl who was very upset.

    "I hate it for her. I know she's scared to death," said customer Sammy Sorrells, who has been coming to the pharmacy for 30 years.

    "It kind of surprises me that it happened here," Sorrells said.

    Police have not released the kind of prescription pills that the robber got away with. 

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