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Suspect sought in pharmacy robbery

Feb. 13, 2013 @ 08:29 PM

HUNTINGTON — Huntington Police named a suspect Wednesday evening in connection with a robbery that occurred earlier in the day at a pharmacy in the city’s Fairfield East neighborhood.

Detectives signed a warrant charging Jeremy Johnson, 30, of Huntington, with first degree robbery, and police were searching for him Wednesday night, Det. Ryan Bentley said in a press release.

Johnson is described as a white male, 6 feet 5 inches tall and weighing 240 pounds. Bentley also said Johnson has multiple tattoos on his body.

Bentley also said Johnson has an extensive criminal history and should be considered armed and dangerous.

The warrant was signed a few hours after the robbery occurred Wednesday.

Two white males walked into the CVS Pharmacy at the intersection of 20th Street and 8th Avenue just after 11:30 a.m. and passed a note to the cashier at the front of the store demanding cash from the register. The note also indicated the men had a gun, but they never brandished a weapon during the incident, Huntington Police Lt. John Williams said.

The men took an undisclosed amount of cash from the register and fled north on foot, Williams said. Police canvassed the neighborhood and reviewed surveillance video footage, but no arrests had been made as of Wednesday evening.

According to descriptions provided by store employees, one of the men is between 6 feet and 6 feet 2 inches tall and wore a tan jacket and jeans. The other is about 5 feet 10 inches tall and wore a Marshall University jacket and jeans. Both men wore dark-colored hoodies to conceal their identities, Williams said.

The incident is still under investigation.

Anyone with information about Johnson’s whereabouts is asked to call the Police Department at 304-696-4420.

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