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UPDATE: suspect arrested in Johnson City pharmacy robbery

Police released surveillance photos of the alleged robber. Police released surveillance photos of the alleged robber.
JOHNSON CITY, TN -

Update Friday at 11:46 p.m.

Police have arrested a suspect in the Thursday robbery of a CVS pharmacy in Johnson City.

Here's the news release from police:

 

"On Friday, 02-08-13, officers of the Johnson City Police Department arrested Devon Lee Stokes (24), 705 W Hillcrest Drive, Johnson City and charged him with Armed Robbery. The arrested came after an investigation into the Robbery that occurred on Thursday, 02-07-13, at CVS Pharmacy, 840 W Market St. in Johnson City. Investigators located Stokes at his residence and were able to obtain evidence from his home that linked him to the crime. Stokes is being held in the Washington County Detention Center under a $30,000.00 dollar bond and is scheduled to appear in Washington County General Sessions Court on Monday, 02-11-13, at 9:00AM."

 

Update at 10:15 p.m.:

Police in Johnson City are trying to find a man who stole medication from a pharmacy late Thursday afternoon.

The man described by police as white, 5'10 -6'01 tall, and approximately 170 lbs., entered the CVS Pharmacy at 840 W. Market Street around 4:20 p.m. and demanded medication.

Police released surveillance photos of the alleged robber.

If you have information about the man's identity, call 423-434-6166, the Johnson City Police Crime Stoppers line at 434-6158, or Text 847411, 423JCPD then message to remain anonymous.

Here's the full news release from police.

On Thursday, 02/07/13, officers with the JCPD responded to 840 W. Market St., CVS Pharmacy, in reference to at Robbery. The suspect entered the store and demanded medication. He fled the scene prior to police arrival. He is described as a white male, 5'10 -6'01 tall, approximately 170 lbs. He was wearing a white hooded shirt, sunglasses and some type of hat. The investigation is continuing. If anyone has information concerning this incident they are encouraged to contact JCPD-CID at 434-6166, Crime Stoppers at 434-6158 or Text 847411, 423JCPD then message to remain anonymous.

 

Here's the earlier report:

 

 

A man robbed a Johnson City retail pharmacy Thursday afternoon.

The robbery happened at the CVS on West Market Street at 4:22 p.m..

No arrests have been made so far.

News Channel 11 is working to get more information on this story.  Look for updates later tonight on WJHL.Com and on News Channel 11.

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