Beloit Walgreens reports attempted robbery Wednesday night

CREATED Feb 28, 2013

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BELOIT - Beloit Police are looking for a suspect in an attempted theft that occurred Wednesday, Feb. 27 at the Walgreen’s Pharmacy on 1531 Madison Rd. in Beloit. The incident happened just after 5:00 p.m.

"Investigation reveals that a white male suspect presented a note to a Walgreen’s employee requesting a quantity of oxycontin and oxycodone," said Captain Vince Sciame with the department. "The employee notified the Pharmacist. While the pharmacist was calling for police assistance, the suspect left the store without obtaining any product."

According to Sciame, the suspect fled the area in a vehicle that had been parked near the J & S Pet Store. The vehicle was described as a dark-colored, full-sized pickip truck, with a silver tool box in the bed behind the cab.

Witnesses describe the suspect as a white male, 5’8”-6’0”, and medium build. He was wearing a forest green winter parka with the hood pulled up tight making it difficult to see his face.

"The description and suspect’s actions are very similar to other thefts/robberies that have occurred recently at Madison area and Janesville Walgreen’s," said Sciame.

Police ask that anyone with information on to this crime call Beloit Police Department, 364-6801, or Beloit Area Crime Stoppers, 362-7463. Information leading to an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1000.00.