A man who robbed the Kmart pharmacy on Tuesday fled on foot with $597 in cash but no pills, the Oak Ridge Police Department said Thursday.
It’s not clear yet if there is a connection between that stickup and a Feb. 26 pharmacy heist. It’s the second time in about a week that the pharmacy has been robbed.
ORPD Lt. Robin Smith said the suspect in this week’s robbery allegedly handed a note to a pharmacy clerk, demanding money and pills. The clerk cleaned out a cash drawer and gave the man $597, but no pills, Smith said.
The man did not display a weapon, and he fled on foot from the South Illinois Avenue store, Smith said.
The man was described as a white male, with dark, curly hair, and a red-and-black checkered jacket.
The suspect in the Feb. 26 robbery was also reported to have handed a pharmacy clerk a note demanding money and pills. The suspect in that theft also did not display a weapon, and he also fled on foot.
Oak Ridge police officers have identified the suspect in last week’s robbery as Jeramiah Frederick Webb, 35, of Morgan County, Smith said Wednesday. Webb’s last known address was in Lancing, and he allegedly stole $56 in cash and 387 oxycontin pills from the Kmart pharmacy.
Webb was described as a white man, 6’1″ and 160 pounds, with dark hair, and police have taken out arrest warrants against him.
Smith said he could not confirm whether the suspect was the same in both cases.