Arrested Friday, the suspect in two recent robberies at the Kmart pharmacy in Oak Ridge allegedly used misspelled hand-written notes to demand drugs and money and threaten to kill cashiers, authorities said.
In the first robbery, which occurred on Feb. 26, suspect Devlin Seth Walker, 34, of Lancing in Morgan County, allegedly handed a cashier a note that said, “Give me all your money and a bottle of Percoset or I will kill you,” according to arrest warrants filed in Anderson County General Sessions Court.
The cashier handed Walker the money from the register and the note, the warrants said. Walker then allegedly walked around the pharmacy counter and threatened the pharmacist. The pharmacist was allegedly forced to open a locked cabinet where the narcotics are stored, and Walker took four bottles of 10mg oxycodone from the cabinet and fled the store, said the warrants, filed by Oak Ridge Police Department Officer John Criswell.
In the second robbery, on March 5, Walker allegedly handed a cashier another hand-written note. This one said: “Empty cash register! Get 500 Rocecets or Percocets or die. Any sudden moves u die! U got 15 seconds or I start killing!”
The cashier allegedly handed Walker the money from the register and told him the pharmacist was in the bathroom. Walker fled the store through the front door and escaped before police arrived, the warrants said.
Criswell said Walker admitted to committing both robberies and gave a detailed description of both crimes.
“His statements match the information and evidence we had collected from the store and the cashier,” Criswell said.
Walker was arrested Friday evening, and he remained jailed Monday evening.
He has a court appearance scheduled for 1 p.m. March 19 in Anderson County General Sessions Court.
More information will be added as it becomes available.