Sayville pharmacy robbed of painkillers

August 15, 2011 4:30:06 PM PDT
Suffolk County Police are searching for the man who robbed a Sayville pharmacy Monday.

It happened at the CVS Pharmacy, located at 270 Main St., at 11:58 a.m.

Police say the suspect jumped over the pharmacy counter and shot an employee in the foot with an imitation air gun.

The suspect then produced a second weapon, which he used to force the employee to open a safe containing Oxycontin and stole approximately 150 pills.

The man ran out the rear of the store toward Handsome Avenue.

The suspect is described as a white man, between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 11 inches tall and between 20 and 30 years old. He was wearing a hooded sweatshirt and a black scarf over his face.

No one was injured during the robbery.

Detectives are asking anyone with information to call the Fifth Squad at 631-854-8552 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.