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Armed woman holds up drug store

By: Brittany Pelletz Email
By: Brittany Pelletz Email

Police hope the public can help identify a robber. Georgetown Police released surveillance video of a woman who robbed a Walgreens at gunpoint. They say she could be responsible for other robberies.

It happened at the Walgreens, at the intersection of U.S. 25 and Showalter Drive, just before 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon.

A woman wearing jeans, a hooded sweatshirt, and a brown wig with a turquoise bandanna came into the store, and began by asking questions about the price of ibuprofen.

When the employee went to check, she returned to find the customer showing a gun and demands Oxycontin.

"Taps on it to make sure the clerk notices. She even asks her, do you see this? And then indicates to our clerk that she has a male accomplice in the front of the store and that he is also armed. And that unless she gets exactly what she asks for, people are going to get hurt," says Lt. Robert Swanigan with Georgetown Police.

The employee did as she was told, and the robber left with more than 300 pills.

Because of the similarities in a robbery at a Rite Aid in Lexington, Georgetown Police are now looking into a possible connection between these two robberies.

"Our detectives have been reaching out to Lexington's detectives that are working the case. Seeing if you know, this is our same person. Of course, we will work hand in hand with them in this investigation," adds Lt. Swanigan.

Police say no one was hurt during the robbery.

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