Man with silver gun robs Lakeside drugstore

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Police are asking for the public's help to find an armed suspect who robbed a drugstore in Henrico's Lakeside neighborhood on Thanksgiving Day.

Lt. B.T. Wilson with Henrico police said a man armed with a silver semi-automatic handgun walked into the Rite Aid store in the 5500 block of Lakeside Avenue at 12 p.m.

Wilson said the suspect demanded cash and prescription medication.

Photos released by Henrico Police show the suspect at a nearby CVS Pharmacy. Police believe he was casing the CVS prior to robbing the Rite Aid.

Police said the employee handed over an undisclosed about of pills and cash before the suspect ran from the business.

No one was injured.

Police described the suspect as a white male between 30-40 years old, about 5 feet 8 to 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing between 200-225 pounds. He has blondish hair, a thin mustache and was last seen wearing a brown baseball hat, brown jacket and bluejeans.

Photos were released of the suspect taken at another drugstore police said he frequented.

If you have information that could help detectives, call Henrico Police at 804- 501-5000 or Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

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