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March 6, 2003

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The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is investigating the midday robbery of drugs from a drug store in Destin.

The robber presented a note at the pharmacy counter at Walgreen's, 34909 Emerald Coast Parkway stating he had a hidden gun and demanding oxycontin. No weapon was seen or displayed. The robber left on foot with approximately eight bottles of the drug.

The robber is described as a slender white man, apparently in his 20's, five-foot-eight to five-ten. He was wearing a dark shirt with a zipper closure on the front, dark pants, black gloves, and a black baseball cap. He had a slight goatee, as if from two or three days growth of beard.

The robber may have been accompanied by a second man, described as six feet tall, heavy-set, and also in his 20's. This second man was wearing a dark long sleeve shirt, dark shorts, and a dark beanie or skull-cap.

The robbery occurred a few minutes after 1;00 o'clock this afternoon (Thursday afternoon).

Anybody with information that may be useful in this investigation should contact the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office at (850) 651-7400 or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 863-TIPS (850-863-8477).

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for more information contact Rick Hord, Public Information Officer

(850) 651-7420

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